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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  1. H
    Nov 18, 2016 at 12:35 pm
    Looks like most of the I.E. Readers are congressi with black;br/gt;In India or in world when people are unruly and get in to stampede it is obvious people die.
    1. P
      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!
      1. J
        Jayo khan
        Nov 18, 2016 at 9:51 am
        Baba can install e condoms stall in Parliament . babaji kaa fugaah
        1. J
          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.
          1. T
            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.
            1. M
              Nov 18, 2016 at 12:42 pm
              His happiness is the proof that he was informed well ahead of Nov 8.
              1. P
                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
                1. B
                  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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