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Shiv Sena supports Ramdev, accuses CPI(M)

Shiv Sena came down heavily on the CPI-M, accusing it of raking up the medicine issue in the interest of multi-national drug companies.

india Updated: Jan 07, 2006 20:16 IST

Extending support to yoga guru Swami Ramdev, Shiv Sena on Saturday came down heavily on the CPI(M), accusing it of raking up the medicine issue in the interest of multi-national drug companies.

"Instead of launching a defamation campaign against the spiritual leader, CPI-M should raise the issue of dangerous contents in the soft drinks and gutka that is affecting the health of several people," an editorial in the Sena mouthpiece Saamna said.

There was no need for CPI-M leader Brinda Karat to make such a "hue and cry" on the ayurvedic medicines promoted by the spiritual leader and she could have raised the issue by making formal complaint to the government for action, it said.

The CPI-M leader raising the issue only indicates the "Communists' support to the multi-national companies," the editorial said.

There is no evidence to show that any harmful substance has been used in Baba Ramdev's ayurvedic medicines, it said.