Karat?s remarks irk Ramdev?s followers

RESENTMENT IS brewing among the followers of Baba Ramdev against CPM leader Brinda Karat?s allegation of ?using human bone powder and animal parts? in the preparation of ayurvedic medicines.Nagendra Sigtia, patron of a social organisation Yogarshram, strongly criticised Karat for her allegation and said Ramdev?s followers would come out on the streets to protest against her statement.

india Updated: Jan 05, 2006 00:11 IST

RESENTMENT IS brewing among the followers of Baba Ramdev against CPM leader Brinda Karat’s allegation of “using human bone powder and animal parts” in the preparation of ayurvedic medicines.

Nagendra Sigtia, patron of a social organisation Yogarshram, strongly criticised Karat for her allegation and said Ramdev’s followers would come out on the streets to protest against her statement.

“Brinda Karat has levelled this allegation to gain cheap popularity under the pressure of MNCs to defame the growing mass popularity of Baba Ramdev,” Sigtia said.

He further said a meeting of Ramdev’s followers would be held soon to chalk out a comprehensive strategy to launch a mass movement against Karat.

“It is a deep-rooted conspiracy by the MNCs to defame the popularity of Baba Ramdev,” said Ashok Singh, a follower.

The other followers, Girija Pati Yadav, Vinod Nagar and Manoj Pandey, said some anti-national elements seemed to have hatched a conspiracy to defame Ramdev’s therapy.

They said crores of people were cured with yoga techniques and ayurvedic medicines prepared by Baba Ramdev.

“There is no question of any use of animal part in the ayurvedic medicines being prepared by Baba Ramdev, because the formulae of his medicines are easily available and anyone can prepare it at home,” they said.

The followers also raised questions over the authenticity of the report of the Health Ministry.

They said they would launch a mass movement if Karat did not apologise.

First Published: Jan 05, 2006 00:11 IST