Many BJP members are bachelors, did not realise it was wedding season: Baba Ramdev on demonetisation

"If they (government) had done this around 15 days or one month later then the weddings wouldn't have been so badly affected," he said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 18, 2016 1:22 pm
Yoga Guru and founder of Patanjali Baba Ramdev. Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh Yoga Guru and founder of Patanjali Baba Ramdev. Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh

The government’s demonetisation move has come as a hard blow to families organising weddings this season. Though the Finance Ministry has increased the withdrawal limit to Rs 2.5 lakh for such families, the agony seems far from over. In a humorous take on this, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev said “many in the BJP are bachelors and that they did not realise it was wedding season, that was the mistake”. He said this to senior journalist Shekhar Gupta and the interview was aired on NDTV.

His response left the audience in splits. He further went on to say that if the move was planned a little later, it would not have hurt the families where weddings were planned and traders as much as it did now. “If they (the government) had done this around 15 days or one month later, then the weddings wouldn’t have been so badly affected,” he said.

Citing benefits of the government’s move, Baba Ramdev said that demonetisation has stopped the practice of dowry. “One good thing that has come out of all this…people cannot demand dowry,” the Yoga guru said.

The government’s decision to withdraw currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8. PM Modi said that the move was implemented to weed out black money from the country. Within first 10 days of its implementation, the demonetisation move has received backlash from various sections of society as many are forced to stand in long queues outside banks and ATMs to withdraw cash.

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    Haren
    Nov 18, 2016 at 12:35 pm
    Looks like most of the I.E. Readers are congressi with black money.lt;br/gt;In India or in world when people are unruly and get in to stampede it is obvious people die.
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      Prateik
      Nov 18, 2016 at 10:56 am
      Oh poor BJP Bachelors, lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;You dedicated your life for the BRAHMINUTWA religionlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;You sacrificed your familial pleasure for your ARYAN blt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;You babas and sadhus are the greatest than the great saints in historylt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;You babas and Bagawats asked yourselves long long back, when you had the chance of getting married, "WHY SHOULD I GET MARRIED AND ONLY HAVE A FEW BRAHMIN CHILDREN? WHY SHOULDN'T I BE A BACHELOR AND SKREW BRAHMINUTWA WOMEN AND M MANUFACTURE MY BRAHMINUTWA POTION"lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The your sacrifice!
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        Jayo khan
        Nov 18, 2016 at 9:51 am
        Baba can install e condoms stall in Parliament . babaji kaa fugaah
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          Jayo khan
          Nov 18, 2016 at 10:26 am
          How much alimony did modi paid to his wife for deserting her ,it was worst example a person has given even worst then triple talaaq.
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            Trun
            Nov 18, 2016 at 12:49 pm
            That's why we scared as bachelor is running the country who does not have an idea about family and how it runs.
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              Maracan
              Nov 18, 2016 at 12:42 pm
              His happiness is the proof that he was informed well ahead of Nov 8.
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                Prem
                Nov 18, 2016 at 9:56 am
                Factually incorrect - PM Modi married and left wife. So he must know the money challenges for a marriage - just that he was insensitive to it in order to keep up his image
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                  Barb Dewyre
                  Nov 18, 2016 at 12:13 pm
                  Guruji, please say this to the father whose daughter was getting married a few days later and who died waiting in the queue. If what Ghulam Nabi Azad said in parliament was wrong, then what you said was blasphemy.
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                    CC
                    Nov 18, 2016 at 2:01 pm
                    We have no option but tolerate this illiterate man.
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                      deshmukh shekhar
                      Nov 18, 2016 at 8:51 am
                      “One good thing that has come out of all this…people cannot demand dowry,”-Revolutionary conclusion by Baba Ramdev. Now people should urge Prime Minister, to stop the inhuman practice of dowry, he should continue demonitisation process for ever. Disgusting and disturbing. For the nation's sake, People like Ramdev should learn to listen than talk mindlessly.
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                        ASHOK KUMAR
                        Nov 18, 2016 at 10:03 am
                        Modi got married and left his wife in lurch. Is he enled for a second marriage, if he converts to Islam.
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                          rishi
                          Nov 18, 2016 at 10:02 am
                          Ramdev A Genius With A Smile Always.....Conveying Himself With Admirable Wit And Humour ....and loved by a billion-plus well-wishers for educating the world on how to stay healthy and smiling even with little or no money....YOGA IS FREE.....and just everyone is embracing it !
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                            rishi
                            Nov 18, 2016 at 10:00 am
                            Ramdev A Genius With A Smile Always.....Conveying Himself With Admirable With And Humour ....and loved by a billion-plus well-wishers for educating the world on how to stay healthy and smiliing even with little or no cost in terms of money....YOGA IS FREE.....and just everyone is embracing it !
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                              jasbir singh
                              Nov 18, 2016 at 2:48 pm
                              jab bazaar main tajaa dhoodh milta hai to aapni gaiy kahi ko rakhani---this is what he wants to say, with ministers grinning in background
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                                Gupt
                                Nov 18, 2016 at 10:00 am
                                U too r Gupt Rooge...Baba and Modi both have Gupt Roog.....all BJPee wlala's are Blind Bakht..copy right of impotent FEKU. let him get his wife first before doing nation building. SC said riot like situation. get Amit Shah and Mohan bhagwat and kill them at Chandni Chowk. M killers. go and see the situation in remote villages and small towns, poor people are standing and dying in .they are sitting in AC rooms and dictataing modis and RSS and Jootley's wala's propaa. shoot urself and say zoor se Bharat mata aur pita ke jai
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                                  Gupt roog
                                  Nov 18, 2016 at 9:50 am
                                  Baba and Modi both have Gupt Roog.....all BJPee wlala's are Blind Bakht..copy right of impotent FEKU. let him get his wife first before doing nation building. SC said riot like situation. get Amit Shah and Mohan bhagwat and kill them at Chandni Chowk. M killers. go and see the situation in remote villages and small towns, poor people are standing and dying in .they are sitting in AC rooms and dictataing modis and RSS and Jootley's wala's propaa. shoot urself and say zoor se Bharat mata aur pita ke jai
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                                    Gupt roog
                                    Nov 18, 2016 at 9:49 am
                                    U too have Gupt roog like baba and Modi Typical Blind Bakht..copy right of impotent FEKU. let him get his wife first before doing nation building. SC said riot like situation. get Amit Shah and Mohan bhagwat and kill them at Chandni Chowk. M killers. go and see the situation in remote villages and small towns, poor people are standing and dying in .they are sitting in AC rooms and dictataing modis and RSS and Jootley's wala's propaa. shoot urself and say zoor se Bharat mata aur pita ke jai
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                                      Gupt roog
                                      Nov 18, 2016 at 9:47 am
                                      all BJPee wlala's are Blind Bakht..copy right of impotent FEKU. let him get his wife first before doing nation building. SC said riot like situation. get Amit Shah and Mohan bhagwat and kill them at Chandni Chowk. M killers. go and see the situation in remote villages and small towns, poor people are standing and dying in .they are sitting in AC rooms and dictataing modis and RSS and Jootley's wala's propaa. shoot urself and say zoor se Bharat mata aur pita ke jai
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                                        Kay Gee
                                        Nov 18, 2016 at 9:02 am
                                        Some have lost mind as well
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                                          Joseph R Stephen
                                          Nov 18, 2016 at 8:08 am
                                          Shocking atude , mocking people at their suffering.
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                                            Kautilya
                                            Nov 18, 2016 at 11:27 am
                                            That's a very good one by Baba Ramdev.
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