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Pranab's candidature has lowered dignity of prez post: Ramdev

Yoga guru Ramdev on Sunday charged the Congress with "lowering the dignity" of the President's office by making Pranab Mukherjee the UPA's nominee for the top constitutional post.

patna Updated: Jul 09, 2012 00:58 IST

Yoga guru Ramdev on Sunday charged the Congress with "lowering the dignity" of the President's office by making Pranab Mukherjee the UPA's nominee for the top constitutional post.

"The Congress and the UPA government have lowered the dignity of the President's post by nominating Mukherjee as its candidate for the top post," he told reporters in reply to a question.

"The President's post is a respectable constitutional post and everybody should strive to ensure its sanctity," he said.

Ramdev made the remarks in reply to a question whether the Congress-led UPA government tried to lower the dignity of the President's post by nominating Mukherjee as its candidate in the wake of his failure to deal with the economy amid spiralling prices and inflation, besides his stand on the black money issue.