With months to go for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Yoga guru Ramdev, once a hardcore supporter of the centre-ruling BJP government, has delivered what appears to be a huge decline to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He told the source that it is difficult to say that who will be the next Prime Minister of India.
Ramdev is now in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai said that “Now the political situation is very difficult. We cannot say who will [be] the next prime minister or who will lead the country, but the situation is very interesting…”
This comment of Baba Ramdev came two weeks after the conclusion of the Assembly Elections in five states, in which Congress wins over BJP in three heartland states- Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh. While Mizoram was retained by Mizo National Front and Telangana was preserved by K Chandrasekhar Rao’s TRS (Telangana Rashtra Samithi).
Ramdev’s support was considered to be important for BJP in the previous 2014 General Elections, said that this time he would not support any political party in 2019 General Elections, scheduled on May.
Ramdev said, “I am not focusing on politics.”
“We don’t have a political or religious agenda but we want a spiritual country and a spiritual world. Through yoga and Vedic practices, we are making a divine, prosperous and spiritual India,” added the Yoga guru.
52-years-old Baba Ramdev has been closely related with BJP, other than supporting its National Elections campaign in 2014. Later a year, Ramdev was named as BJP-ruled Haryana’s brand ambassador and then was granted the Cabinet Minister rank. BJP offered Ramdev with a car and a beacon, security personnel, and an escorted car whenever he used to visit the state.
However, it is not for the first time, Ramdev has said that he stays away from politics. In September, when he was asked on a special youth conclave if he would like to campaign for BJP, he replied back, “Why would I”
Admits that he has lately distanced himself from Indian politics, Ramdev said that “I have withdrawn myself politically. I am with all parties and I am with no party.”