Kejriwal lowered dignity of his office: Ramdev

Lucknow, Dec 18 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Friday slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for levelling charges against union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Talking to reporters here after inaugurating a mega store of ‘Patanjali’ products, Ramdev said Jaitley is not only known across India for his acumen but also for his immaculate image and honesty.

Ramdev also targeted Kejriwal for siding with a tainted bureaucrat, saying by doing so he proved that there was something fishy, prompting the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raids on his principal secretary Rajendra Kumar.

“There is no smoke without fire,” the Yoga guru said, alluding to the graft charges slapped on the senior Indian Administrative Service official. He also pointed out Kejriwal lowered dignity of the chief minister’s office by doing so.

Asked to comment on the intolerance debate, Ramdev said he found it to be false and unsubstantiated. “There is no such environment in the country and some people are using it to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere in the country.”

Having been in the forefront of the campaign to ‘bring black money back’ from abroad, Ramdev admitted the pace of getting the ill-gotten money stashed abroad in banks was slow, but he said he had no doubt about the intent and ability of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government to do so.

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