Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Defending his close aide`s meeting with 26/11 terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed, Baba Ramdev said on Sunday that Ved Pratap Vaidik was a journalist and he could meet anyone.
He also said that perhaps Vaidik tried to change Saeed`s heart.
Ramdev was quoted by ANI as saying - “I am sure VP Vaidik tried to change Hafiz Saeed`s heart. Vaidik is a journalist and he can meet anyone.”
Meanwhile, Vaidik said that he himself had posted the picture with Saeed, which had gone viral on social media. He also said that he had met other leaders like Nawaz during his visit to Pakistan.
He clarified that he had met Saeed as a journalist, adding, “I contradicted all his statements, discussion was tensed initially, then his views were changed.”
He further said, "Hafiz Saeed asked me about Narendra Modi. He said Modi is dangerous and now he has become the Prime Minister of India. He said that Modi is dangerous for the whole of South Asia. I said that his thinking is not right. There is no need to fear Modi,” adding, “Everybody knows that only by dialogue we can sort out our issues. Violence and terror is not a solution.”
Vaidik courted a controversy after his picture with Hafiz Saeed was released.
He said that he had met Saeed on July 2 in Lahore and had an hour long chat with him.
With ANI inputs