Ramdev “Honeymoon” remarks on Rahul Gandhi provokes Congress

The Congress has strongly condemned yoga guru Baba Ramdev who said in Lucknow yesterday that the party’s vice-president Rahul Gandhi visits homes of Dalits “for honeymoon and picnic.”

Terming the comment “anti-Dalit”, Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh demanded today that the yoga guru must apologise. (Rahul goes to Dalit houses for honeymoon, picnic: Ramdev)

BaBa Ramdev with NARENDRA MODI

“Ramdev’s remark Anti Dalit. He must publicly apologise. We would like Modi and BJP to react to Ramdev’s anti Dalit remark.(sic), he tweeted.

“He (Rahul) goes to houses of Dalits for honeymoon and picnic,” Ramdev said in Lucknow and added, “His mother told him that if he marries a foreigner, he won’t become the PM.  He does not want to marry an Indian girl. His mother wants him to first become PM and then marry a foreigner.”

Later, the yoga guru said he was willing to withdraw his comments if they hurt Dalit sentiments.

He also refuted Congress’ allegations that he was campaigning for the BJP at his yoga camps.

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