Yoga guru Baba Ramdev today gave a fresh endorsement for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asked people to vote BJP so that facilitating for return of Modi as PM. The 53-year-old, who accompanied Union minister Rajyavardhan Rathore as he filed his nomination for the Jaipur Rural Lok Sabha seat, called on people to vote for the BJP in the national elections.
Highlighting the BJP’s focus on nationalism and national security, the yoga guru sought a stronger mandate for PM Modi, whom he once termed his “close friend”. “To make India a world economic and political superpower in next 20-25 years, we have to make Modi stronger. In his hands, the country is safe; the future of our jawans is safe, honour and respect of women is safe and farms of farmers are safe,” he added.
He also asserted that PM Modi is the only one who can protect the nation and called him as “the pride of Bharat Mata”. He also targeted the Congress party over its basic minimum income scheme, NYAY. “Now is the time to punish them. ‘Nyay’ will happen now at every booth and will be delivered by the public. Voters will do justice now,” Ramdev said.
Once a staunch supporter of the ruling BJP and campaigned for Modi in 2014 polls, he had distanced himself from the party a few months ago. In September, he was asked whether he would campaign for the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections 2019. “Why would I?” he had shot back.
Further, he said that he has withdrawn himself politically. More recently, Ramdev said it would be difficult to say who will be the next prime minister.