Soldiers go without food for days, can’t we do the same for our nation: Baba Ramdev on demonetisation

Ramdev had previously lauded Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi for his bold move against curbing black money.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 13, 2016 12:16 pm
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At a time when serpentine queues outside banks and ATMs has become a recurring sight, Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on Sunday said if jawans fighting at the frontier can go without food for days, then those waiting patiently for their turn to withdraw or swap money can do the same for the nation. “During war, our soldiers fight sans eating for 7-8 days; so can’t we do the same for our nation”?”  Ramdev told news agency ANI.

Reports of people struggling to buy their monthly rations because of the currency shortage have made headlines across the country. On Saturday, villagers in Madhya Pradesh looted a Public Distribution System outlet as the store owner refused to accept Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.  However, people can use the old denominations to pay utility bills till November 14.

Ramdev had previously lauded Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi for his bold move against curbing black money. He said it will go a long way in curbing terrorism, Naxalism and illegal businesses. ““Entire country greets the PM for his move to control black money, the illegal businesses, corruption and economic offences,” he said.

In 2012, at the height of Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption movement, Ramdev asked the erstwhile Congress government to discontinue the Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes.

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    Onkar Singh
    Nov 13, 2016 at 8:56 am
    Ramdev could not even fast for ( probably for more than two days) a few years ago and now he is asking the people of this country to fast for the country' s sake.Ramdev ,Modi and his Ministers are all frauds.
    1. T
      Nov 13, 2016 at 10:31 am
      Yes we all know kisko admit karana para tha 12 ghante ki bhook hartal me
      1. H
        Nov 14, 2016 at 11:20 am
        I want to tell u baba ji if u feel these all problem then plz can u tell me are u dealing foods and extra needy things to our great solders.....
        1. S
          Nov 13, 2016 at 7:26 am
          Don't be surprised if tomorrow baba starts selling ayurvedic 500 and 2000 notes made from gau mutra.
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            ajay kumar
            Nov 13, 2016 at 7:25 am
            Justifying govt. Mis management proper word would be high handedness. It is same baba who was running away from last govt. atrocities in women disguise. Now misusing armed forces to justify govt high handedness. What is this double standard.
            1. A
              Nov 13, 2016 at 3:04 pm
              I feel like slapping this seamster. Soldiers are trained and paid. Why don't this seamster come and stand in queue.
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                amir amir
                Nov 13, 2016 at 9:21 am
                I have few suggestion for you Baba. come and stand in the que under the sun, people are dying and feel helpless with their hard earned money, can you ask patanjali to supply foods for free, this govt work for rich, but more trouble to poors. i feel sad people are crying, elder women standing long hours, end of the day they go empty hand.
                1. A
                  Nov 13, 2016 at 7:52 am
                  First of all, Why the soldiers fight war empty stomach without proper food and resources. All because of this Babaji and his corrupt business;br/gt; Why don't he supply some free food to them as donation only.And same for people all over india in this situation.But NO ,instead he will give gyan spendind time in AC and counting notes.
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