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Baba Ramdev in Trouble - to Face FEMA Charges


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New Delhi, Sep 1: Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev who led a protest against the government to bring back black money from foreign banks is in trouble now as the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a foriegn exchange violation case against him on the basis that his trust had received unauthorised money from the USA, the UK and New Zealand.

According to the ED officials, the case has been registered under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).

Sources said that the ED has found evidence of Ramdev and his trusts receiving unauthorised financial assistance from the US, New Zealand and Britain.

V P Vaidiki, a close aide of Baba Ramdev has criticised the government for playing 'politics'. "Why is the case being filed now? Why not earlier? This is just to take revenge on Baba for protesting against the government. It is purely a vendetta," he said.

The Enforcement Directorate reportedly has evidence of a remittance of Rs 7.5 crore from the UK recently.

It is said that even his much-talked about Little Cumbrae island in Scotland is also being investigated.

According to sources, the ED has evidence of foreign remittances to Ramdev and his trusts, including the Patanjali Yogpeeth and Divya Yoga Mandir Trust.

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India

    Sun, Sep 4 2011

    Any body who has clean image and practise what he preaches can advocate. A vegetarian can advise the advantage of being vegetarian but not a non vegetarian advising vegetarian food advantage. People will not trust him as he/she is not following what he/she advocates.

    Whether baba Ram Dev has broken the laws is left to the Govt. dept. to investigate. If they target because of his support to Anna, then we should raise our voice against it. If he has supported Anna and if baba Ram dev is corrupt, then we should not support Baba Ram Dev because we are supporting a corrupt, dishonest person and our fight against corruption has no meaning.

    Wish those who advocate against corruption, first let them lead a clean life. If not, it will back fire thousand times more and no body will be there to support.

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  • Balu, mangalore

    Sat, Sep 3 2011

    P. Shirish Kumar Hosabettu, Muscat, Mangalore
    To whom yr referring to... in yr big lecture?

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  • P. Shirish Kumar Hosabettu, Muscat, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 3 2011

    It is really stupid mentality of the Indian people.If anyone commits a mistake or a fraud once in his life time then he can not improve & stop others doing the same mistake or fraud. He should not realise his mistake & improve to help the soceity for their well being. What a nonsense thoughts of some people. This is one of the reason India never come out from crises. People want life time Angles to come & help the public.Do you have any Angles in India?

    I have a question to having such mentality of people, let me know if a person (Mr. X) commited a murder due to some reason & incase suddenly some other person come & attacks to Murder you in front of Mr.X and he comes to protect you, do you deny his help saying let me die, you don't come to help me, you are a murderer once upon a time.???
    I think people must have forgotten about Poolan Devi after commiting so many crimes given a chance to enter politics.
    Yes I do agree if anyone in fraud business & just for eye wash or hide his fraud or crime he acts then such person don't have any rights to protest against same crime.

    Jago jawano jago. Let us give a chance to improve people & help the soceity. Any law brakers should be funished for his crime.

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  • Satish Kunder, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sat, Sep 3 2011

    People fighting corruption should have a clean record and this Ramdev does not belong to that bracket. BJP was using him as proxy to fight against the government in the name of corruption which completely backfired. Government has done the right thing of exposing this fake fighter of corruption.

    Jana Sanghis feel very uncomfortable now and hence you see some negative comments on government action. Some have cautioned of backlash on UPA leaders if the government changes. Common people are not worried and let the action be taken on those leaders if they are found corrupt.

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  • Satish Kunder, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sat, Sep 3 2011

    People fighting corruption should have a clean record and this Ramdev does not belong to that bracket. BJP was using him as proxy to fight against the government in the name of corruption which completely backfired. Government has done the right thing of exposing this fake fighter of corruption.

    Jana Sanghis feel very uncomfortable now and hence you see some negative comments on government action. Some have cautioned of backlash on UPA leaders if the government changes. Common people are not worried and let the action be taken on those leaders if they are found corrupt.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mapusa / Mumbai

    Fri, Sep 2 2011

    Why are you guys blaming Ramdev Baba?
    He wants to bring back all the black money stashed overseas.
    Government of India is unwilling to bring back this black money.
    Baba is bringing this black money back to India thru donations or whatever.
    This is helping us to increase our foreign exchange kitty.
    So why are we complaining?

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  • charles, dubai

    Fri, Sep 2 2011

    At least (later) he can teach yoga to to other ....birds and bring peace and harmony

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  • Jacob Mendonsa, Udupi/Abu dhabi/Bangalore

    Fri, Sep 2 2011

    Dear Nagesh,
    Who told U that majority of people migrated to foreign countries are Chritians & Muslims.Have U have any statistics to prove. Even if U claim that they r Chritians & Muslims,r U aware their contributions towards foreign exchange requeirements of our country.Before commenting do your home work properly.

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  • Langoolacharya, Belman/USA

    Fri, Sep 2 2011

    Xavier, Mangalore,

    Wise people like you motivate me to write to this portal....Keep it up buddy.

    People reading this are wise enough to analyse and come to the conslusion and understand depth of our knowledge....Keep it up, Good job.

    Jai Hooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    Regards,

    Langoolacharya.

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  • Cynthia, Moodbidri

    Fri, Sep 2 2011

    how hindus treat Ms.Sonia Gandhi is real hindu culture. Sonia married a Indian hindu, now she is a widow, majority hindu's treat her badly. This is real hindu culture towards women.

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  • Mohan H Naik, mangalore

    Fri, Sep 2 2011

    Baba Ramdev is termed as corrupt and is compared with politicians.Let the law take its own course.Baba is also a businessman.He runs a institute/organisation that provide health care product at economic price and effective also. Only multinational companies have the right to do the business and amass the wealth ? Need to have a healthy debate. Incase, Baba is proved to be a corrupt,before Government of India initiate the action, the people of this great country will keep him away. Our democracy has that strength.Lets not JUMP FOR A CONCLUSION. Baba is disliked by someone, with whom we are emotionally affilliated, for whatever reasons should not be a reason to criticise.Lets not for get ANNA, Baba, Santhoshji are fighing against corruption. Whoever is corrupt, must reap what they sow. Already few started paying for their deeds.Be united, stay united, make india corruption free and thats the greatest gift that we can bestow upon our coming generation.
    Come out of party politics join hands with " India against corruption"

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  • Xavier, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 2 2011

    Dear Nagesh,
    Your letter precisely shows that what you are?If MS Sonia Gandhi is an Italian,what about Mother Teresa?when she received Nobel prize entire nation was celebrating,not even one person said she is not an Indian as you quoted for Ms Sonia Gandhi.I think you need some counseling?Mr nagesh
    daughter-in-law always takes daughter's place in our culture.

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  • nagesh nayak, bangalore

    Fri, Sep 2 2011

    hey, Xavier, Mangalore,

    YOU ARE 100% RIGHT.

    YOUR CONGRESS RULED OUR CONTRY FOR MAXIMUM PERIODS & INDIA RANKED NO.1 IN BLACK MONEY IN SWISS BANK .

    THRUOUT INDIA CORRUPTION HAS BEEN SPREAD LIKE A CANCER & TO ERADICATE CORRUPTION FROM INDIA WE MAY NEED 100 ANNA HAZAARE'S.

    THIS IS THE STRENGHTH OF YOUR ITALIAN LED CONGESS.

    YOUR QUESTION TO MR. LANGOOLACHARYA NOT TO STAY IN USA & COME BACK TO INDIA IS A FUNNY & RIDICULOUS.

    MAJOTIRY OF FORIEGN STAYERS ARE CHRISTIANS & MUSLIMS. CAN YOU TELL THEM ALL TO STAY IN INDIA IF THEY ARE LOVING INDIA.

    DO NOT COMMENT LIKE A ILLETARATES.

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  • shahnawaz kukkikatte, dubai/udupi

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    Two wrongs dont make one right. BOth Ramdev, congress and all other political parties are corrupt. We need to sendn all corrupt below behind the bars and recovery their ill ogtten wealth and spend it in nation building and on communual harmony..We need a very strong and effective law that deals with corruption and no body should be out of the ambit of this law.

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  • Xavier, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    Mr Langoola,
    Please do not throw stone by sitting in the US it might re bounece.For your information only Congress has ruled our mighty country most of the times.Even Forth Coming election too congress will dominated under Ms Sonia/ Rahul's leadership inspite of Shri Anna's protest .For your information Lord has never created
    human without intelligence especially dedicated patriot people like Sonia,Sibal,Patel and Moily who spent most of their life to serve our country.If you are really concerned about our contry what you are doing in the US?
    Xavier

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  • Leon, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    We now need a massive and upgraded tihar jail with high security multiple buildings and facilities like car parkings, guest rooms, lawyer, warden offices, restaurants etc. to accomodate all corrupt. We need to plan early otherwise when Lokpal bill will come we will have accute jail room shortage.

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  • Melwyn, Udupi, B'lor

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    A year back i saw Baba shining in Astha chanel.His yoga classes n golden words really made me inspirable.He has great talents n he is like an asset to our nation.I never thought that this man will change for money.Still i cannot believe Baba has done wrong things.I use to get angry while media was making fun of him.Now, i have no words to support Baba,and Baba himself is silent.Taking out ploliticiance money from the Swiz bank was the good intention of Baba, but,he himself is having illegal fund with him now.My dear POLITICIANS n BABA, the extra money that u people saved does not belongs to u.It is public's money.Because of these people, India is still under developed.

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  • Langoolacharya, Belman/USA

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    People,

    Kapil Sibal's, Ahmed Patel's, Veerappa Moily's, Sonia Gandhi's will reap what they are sowing now, when Government Changes hands......

    Perhaps these guys dont know what they are doing....forgive them my lord, they dont know they are doing.

    Jai

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  • Jayraj, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    SEE THE HISTORY OF BABA RAMDEV. HE WAS FIGHTING IN DELHI RAMLEELA MAIDAN DEMANDING THE GOVERNMENT TO BRING BLACKMONEY BACK TO INDIA AND NOW AT LAST IT IS FOUND HE IS ONLY CORRUPT. I KNEW FROM THE BEGINING THIS MAN IS A CROOK. WHAT NATAK THIS MAN DID IN RAMLEELA MAIDAN AND THE POLICE HAD TO CRACK DOWN AND TAKE SOME OF HIS MEN INTO CUSTODY. SWAMI'S, BABA'S ARE ALL ONLY FOR NAME SAKE AND FROM OUTSIDE THEY ARE CLEAN BUT FROM INSIDE THEY ARE THE MOST CORRUPT AND CROOKEST PEOPLE.

    THE WEALTH THEY HAVE NO ONE CAN EVEN COUNT. AS TEMPLES, MUTTS ARE HOLY PLACES NO ONE THINKS THAT SUCH CORRUPTION IS GOING ON IN SUCH PLACES AND NO ONE CHECKS. THIS THEY TAKE AS AN ADVANTAGE.NOW GOD'S HOUSES ARE ALSO NOT SPARED. NOW ALL TEMPLES AND MUTTS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY CHECKED BY IT AND ENFORCEMENT FORCES TO SEE HOW MUCH UNACCOUNTED WEALTH THESE TEMPLES AND MUTTS HAVE. RAMDEV SHOULD NOT BE SPARED SO EASILY AND LET OFF THE HOOK.

    HE SHOULD BE ARRESTED WITHOUT ANY DELAY AND INVESTIGATION SHOULD GO ON.I AM SURE ANNA ALSO IS NOT A CLEAN MAN AND HE SHOULD ALSO BE INVESTIGATED PROPERLY WHERE HE STAYS AND WHAT WEALTH HE HAS ? THESE PEOPLE ARE QUESTIONING THE GOVERNMENT WHEN THEY THEMSELVES ARE CORRUPT.NOW THE TRUTH IS COMING OUT.

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  • CYRIL MASCARENHAS, KIREM/MIRA ROAD

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    ITS NOT A REVENGE.SUCH BABAS,SWAMIS,PANDITS,POOJARIS,SANYASIS
    SHOULD BE PUNISHED.

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  • Ajith, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    He was Blah Blah Ramdev for all these days.Now he is getting exposed.If he had confined to his domain Yoga he would not have landed into any controversy.Now face the music ba(bla bla)ba Ramdev.

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  • Stany, Mangalore/Dubai

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    It is better not to comment anything till entire enquiry gets completed.

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  • Francis, Moodbidri/Dubai

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    Why Advani, Sushma, silent now ?

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  • A.S.Mathew, U.S.A.

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    All these great Gurus of various
    religions are acting very pious and displaying very humble lifestyle. On the other hand,
    the vast majority of them are trying to hoard more money, gold and real estate, which they can't
    take to the other world. These
    Gurus are collecting money from their blind followers by giving them an
    extra dose about the life after death by indirectly creating an aversion of wealth in their
    confused thinking mentality. Then take advantage of the situation.

    A relative of mine who is a Priest
    of certain denomination told me
    years back. When his former seminary classmate became a Bishop,
    he came to visit my cousin and the
    Church officially. The Bishop told the Priest " You will have to raise some money for me to buy a
    Benz car because nobody will give me any weight if I don't ride in a
    Benz car". JESUS never told HIS disciples or followers, I AM JESUS and make a special chariot for me. JESUS walked with the disciples and ate the same food. All these are
    surprising paradoxes of life.

    We are all simply stewards of GOD's
    wealth, and we must share a portion of our wealth directly with
    the needy person we come across, also share the needs of the local religious needs we have.
    But, the Gurus have misled many of
    their followers to divert the money to their pockets to get divine blessings.

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  • G C Srivastava, Lucknow

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    We read such comments to Baba Ram Dev. It is true that if you live in Glass House dont be throw stone to another houses.

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  • BONIFACE, MANGALORE

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    Dear Edward,

    Be impartial and dont be biased. Your statements should not be prejudice.
    When it comes to lust for money and other comforts, there are wrong doing spiritual leaders in every religion. This does not mean that there are no good spiritual leaders. I suggest you and at the same time other readers, that, the discussion or argument should be limited to the particular topic only and no one should drag other matters to the topic or relate any other issues to the topic.
    By the way, discussion in this forum will not make much difference to the society as they are not reaching to any authorities.

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  • ASHOK KUMAR, INDIA

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    government can't prove itself innocent by proving others guilty.Ramdev may be wrong but his demands are not. What about those demands.

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  • santosh shetty, mumbai

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    Edward is right. If there is a problem one has to admit honestly. one will find a few Babas honest, baring those every one has amassed hundreds of crores. for some it is the way of life.

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  • raj singh, kurukshetra

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    no doubt ram dev's work and business is not so clean as he claims.....no doubt he has done good work in the field of yoga but at the same time he made enough money.sources are being investigated by ED..let us wait and watch

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  • abuislah, ksa

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    EDWARD, MANGALORE
    A Sadhu is usually referred to as Baba by common people.The Sadhu (also known as yogi and sanyasi), is a Hindu ascetic who has renounced caste, social position, money and authority, and occupies a special place in Hindu society. As one who seeks the Universal Soul in order to be absorbed in it

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  • Dave, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    When Human beigns are Exalted to the level of Gods they indulge in these illegalities.
    They think no law can touch them with all politicians in their good books!
    When they try to usurp their powers or threaten their(politicians) very existence, they always find themselves on the wrong side of Law.
    Don't spare them whether they are Priests,Pastors, Maulavis or Babas.
    They deserve thier High Place in society only if they stand up above these worldly vices & Lead by Example.

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  • prajwal, mangalore

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    @ Edward..i have a doubt/question!!!!! what u were before. ?

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    Baba Ramdev has dug his own grave...!!!?????

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  • Pradeep, Manglaore

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    Look at this Baba. He is known to have tamed his body by his Yoga. But after 8 days of fast he fainted. Had to be shifted to the hospital. Look at Hazare. He fasted for 13 days but still looked strong...He did not do Yoga like Baba.

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  • kumar, Udupi/Dubai

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    Someone who talks against policies of central government or corruption or black money will be investigated please be careful!!!!

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  • Vasant Raj, Udupi / Abudhabi.

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    Out Government is simply targeting Baba Ramdev, his movement was very good. We can utilize the huge amount of black money. Now they wanted to block Baba's money, let our Govt. block the money which is coming to India through various organizations for the purpose of Converting Hindus to other religion ?

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  • ISMAIL.K.PERINJE, PERINJE-YANBU/KSA

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    Rajesh Kuwait,Raj Shetty,Mangalore ,Pune....So far we did not come across Pastors or Church fathers med ling with affairs of the popularly elected govt for whatever reasons.However,being said that how you people justify BABA Ramdev's weakness when he went for correcting Govt's weakness? It is like a 'kalla' telling another 'kalla'not to steal!!accept the the hard truth and don't equate Baba Ramdev with great ANNA....

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  • raj shetty, mangalore / pune

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    Edward baba tum tumara kam karo. no need your advice. make your house clean then try to clean others house.

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  • vincy, shamboor/bangkok

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    There are many Baba's and fake trusts in India who get inward transfers of huge sums from USA and Europe.They always get unnoticed because of currupt IT officials.I hope Anna's 'we the people' will make a difference.Baba made a big mistake and now paying good price for it.All actors and ministers who once wanted to take pictures with this Baba are now running away from him.

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  • Raj Rao, Bangalore

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    Wake up Anna and Kiran Bedi, where are u, pls before going on another fast now look into this major hidden problem of Baba Ramdev.....lets see what u people have to say and let all the people who were on the streets, come out once again in protest against this Baba Ramdev trouble.

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  • RAJESH, KUWAIT

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    EDWARD MANGALORE

    WHAT ABOUT PASTORS AND FATHERS OF THE CHURCHES...?

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  • Preetham, mangalore

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    This is revenge from the government.

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  • EDWARD, MANGALORE

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    "Baba Ramdev in Trouble - to Face FEMA Charges" GUYS NOW A DAYS SO-MANY BABAS-SWAMIS-ACHARYASS-PANDITS ARE DEPOSING WITH VARIOUS VIOLATIONS OF SOCIAL VALUES. FIRST OF ALL WHY THIS TYPE OF RELIGIOUS PEOPLE NEED WEALTH-MONEY-PROPERTY??? IN SANATHAN LIFE, SANYASIS-BABAS-GURUS-SWAMIS SHOULD LIVE IN SIMPLE WAYS. THEY NEED TO GET DAY-TO-DAY BIKSHAS FROM DEVOTEES & FROM THAT THEY NEED TO LEAD THEIR LIFE. NOT LUXURY LIFE LIKE COMON-MAN. BECAUSE THEY REJECTED GRAHASTASHRAM & ADOPTED SANATHASHRAM. I HOPE NOW A DAYS THIS IS BECOME A BUSINESS & MONEY MAKING INDUSTRY. FOR EXAMPLE: SATYA-SAI-BABA, SHANKARACHARYA, RAMDEV, SWAMI AGNIVESH, SADHVI PRAJNYA TAKUR & SO ON, ALL ARE INVOLVED IN UNHEALTHY CONTRAVERSY. TIME HAS COME TO HAVE GREAT REVOLUTION & DEVOTEES TO WAKE-UP AND BECOME A PREY (BALI-KA-BAKRA).

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  • ISMAIL.K.PERINJE, PERINJE-YANBU/KSA

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    Those jumping to social work must be make sure their antecedent white and clean.Now a days we are coming across 'Babas' who are crying foul and organizing 'jaathas'and sit in dharnas bla bla..but their own business and services are @ scanner!!!!Therefore , govt's action on the issue of FEMA against Baba Ramdev is appropriate and necessary so that next time Babas like him will not preach one and practice another.

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  • moshu, ksa

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    Ramdev invited troubles by throwing stones and forgot himself living under glass house...
    He betrayed our nation and has to be shown doors the way shown to Kalmadi and his fellows...

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