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It was 'yoga' that made Nehru PM instead of Sardar Patel: Swami Ramdev

Raj Singh 20 Jun 2015, 13:25:41 PM IST
Raj Singh

New Delhi:  If Baba Ramdev is to be believed then Jawaharlal Nehru managed to become first Prime Minister of India leaving behind Sardar Patel in the PM race because he was a practitioner of Yoga.

In an exclusive interview to indiatvnews.com, Swami Ramdev said, “Jawaharlal Nehru became first Prime Minister because he used to practise yoga. He faced stiff challenge from Subhash Chandra Bose, who was the biggest hero of independence but unfortunately died before independence. Nehru left behind Sardar Patel in the race because he was a practitioner of yoga.”

When asked if there was any authenticity in what he was saying, Baba Ramdev asserted,” Whatever I say is fully authentic. Whoever does yoga will have a better ‘Rajyoga'. If a person does yoga, he becomes free of ailments and mental stress but what is most important is that Yoga awakens his inner power.  Yoga helps him in awakening his infinite powers and from a simple ‘man' he gets transformed into a ‘superman'.

Swami Ramdev buttressed his arguments with examples of Indira Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Giving the example of Indira Gandhi, Swami Ramdev said “India Gandhi was dubbed as a ‘gungi gudiya' but she went on to become Prime Minister of India because she used to do yoga. And she became a powerful Prime Minister.”

“Because Arvind Kejriwal is a yoga practitioner, his ‘Rajyoga' got better and he became the Chief Minister,” Swami Ramdev added.

Swami Ramdev credited Yoga for making Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India.

“Narendra Modi is also a practitioner of yoga. This is why from chief Minister of a state, he marched ahead to become the Prime Minister of the country", said Ramdev.

Swami Ramdev is ecstatic over United Nations declaring June 21 as International Yoga Day. He says it's a big day for India in the sense that it was supported by all member states of UN including 47 Islamic  countries.

Swami Ramdev will share the dais with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rajpath on June 21 to celebrate International Yoga Day.