Supporting the government’s action against Ramdev, Puri Shankaracharya Adhokshajanand Dev on Monday blamed the yoga guru for all the trouble and said he should give up the saffron robe.
"Ramdev is responsible for all the disturbances. He hid the truth from his followers (about the deal struck with the government). He should apologise to them...He has been misusing the saffron cloth for some years. What happened is fine. He should not wear the saffron robe," he said.
He also accused Ramdev of having commercial interests and said the yoga guru resorted to actions which were against the basic tenets of a saint.
"People who become gurus should give up commercial activities...Gurus and saints lead a life of renunciation and work for the welfare of others. Ramdev had commercial interests in mind and joined hands with forces fomenting trouble...," the seer told reporters here after meeting HRD Minister Kapil Sibal.