The corporate yogi: Baba Ramdev.

The corporate yogi: Baba Ramdev.

Disappointed over Ramdev’s name missing from fake babas list: Digvijaya

I want to ask the parishad if Manu Smriti allows any saint in indulging in business

Agency Report | Bhopal | 11 September, 2017 | 11:50 PM

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Monday said he was “disappointed” over the missing name of Baba Ramdev from a list of ‘fraud’ saints released a day earlier by a religious body.

The Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad, an apex body of Hindu holy men, on Sunday released a list of 14 ‘babas’ it said were “fake” and announced that it planned to bring in a mechanism to award the ‘sant’ title to various persons.

The list includes Asaram Bapu, Sant Rampal, and Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

“Disappointed to find Baba Ramdev’s name missing from the list,” the former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh tweeted.

He alleged that Baba Ramdev was conning everyone in the country by selling fake products by touting them as original.

“I want to ask the respectable parishad if Manu Smriti allows any one wearing saffron clothes from indulging in business,” the Congress leader said in another tweet.

He said he urged the body to add Baba Ramdev’s name in the list or else he would conclude that its office-bearers too had been influenced by the money Baba Ramdev had hoarded.