New Delhi: Yoga guru and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sympathiser Baba Ramdev on Tuesday said that the power to a real champion will come by consuming cow's ghee and not by eating beef.
"It should be clear to everyone that power to be a real champion comes from having cow's ghee not by having beef," Swami Ramdev tweeted today.
It should be clear to everyone that power to be a real champion comes from having cow's ghee not by having beef
— Swami Ramdev (@yogrishiramdev) August 29, 2016
Ramdev's statement came days after BJP MP Udit Raj said that there should not be any problem in eating beef by Indian athletes as it would help them perform well in Olympics.
"We need gold medals. The BJP never opposed eating beef," Udit Raj was quoted as saying by CNN-IBN.
"Usain bolt of Jamaica was poor and trainer advised him to eat beef both the times and he scored 9 gold medals in Olympic," the BJP MP had tweeted on Sunday.
Usain bolt of Jamaica was poor and trainer advised him to eat beef both the times and he scored 9 gold medals in Olympic
— Dr. Udit Raj, MP (@Dr_Uditraj) August 28, 2016
After the tweet went viral, the Lok Sabha member from Delhi clarified his stand.
"I cited (the) circumstances of Jamaica that despite poor infrastructure and poverty, Bolt won nine golds. So our players should find ways like that to win," he posted on his Twitter handle.
Adding further, Raj said he only wanted Indian players to look for the best means to post wins in games rather than blaming circumstances and the government. He also said that eating was an individual choice