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On amla juice row, Balkrishna says haven’t received any notice from defence ministry

Balkrishna condemned viral messages in social media spreading rumours about Ramdev’s death, saying such fake news is the ‘conspiracy of foreigners’

dehradun Updated: Apr 26, 2017 20:57 IST
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Patanjali managing director Acharya Balkrishna alleged ‘some’ multinationals were doing every bit to tarnish the image of yoga guru Ramdev and Patanjali products.
Patanjali managing director Acharya Balkrishna alleged ‘some’ multinationals were doing every bit to tarnish the image of yoga guru Ramdev and Patanjali products.(HT Photo)

HARIDWAR: Patanjali Ayurved’s managing director Balkrishna on Wednesday alleged ‘some’ multinationals were doing every bit to tarnish the image of yoga guru Ramdev and Patanjali products.

Balkrishna’s statement came a few days after a section of media reported about CSD canteens withdrawing Patanjali’s amla juice due to quality issue following a lab test report. Earlier,  Patanjali Ayurved had issued a statement when the canteen stores department suspended the sale of amla juice.

“We have not received any paper (test report) from anywhere. We don’t know whether any individual went to lab or some organisation. As far as amla juice is concerned, it’s a ayurvedic product,” he said when asked whether Patanjali has received any notice from the Ministry of Defence on the Amla juice.

Balkrishna condemned viral messages in social media spreading rumours about Ramdev’s death, saying such fake news is the “conspiracy of foreigners”. “Patanjali is looking out for the source of the fake message and will take legal action.”

The yoga guru’s aide announced a financial assistance of Rs 50 lakh to the families of CRPF personnel who were killed in a Maoist ambush in Chattisgarh. Balkrishna said the company will give Rs 2 lakh each to the bereaved families and promised all possible help to them.

Reacting on the Uttarakhand government’s move to invite Chinese investors, the Patanjali MD said the firm will give the foreigners a run for money by providing less priced products.