Never said Modi was in hurry to become PM: Ramdev

Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014 - 18:30

Never said Modi was in hurry to become PM: Ramdev
Nagpur: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev today said he never said that Narendra Modi, BJP`s Prime Ministerial candidate, was "in a hurry" to get to the top post.

He also reiterated his support for Modi.
"Some reports in newspapers have twisted the remarks that I made. The country is going through political and economic anarchy and there is no alternative to Modi. Only he can get the country out of this mess," he said, at a press conference here.

In the last two days, Ramdev has campaigned for BJP`s candidate from Nagpur, Nitin Gadkari, who is contesting against seven-term Congress MP Vilas Muttemwar.
Denying that he ever said that Modi was in a hurry to become the Prime Minister, the yoga guru said he had only said that BJP was over-enthusiastic about its chances to win elections and it should not take any wrong decision in its over-enthusiasm.

"This was misinterpreted as Modi`s over-eagerness to take the top job", Ramdev claimed.
Targeting AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, Ramdev alleged "he is nothing but a stooge of Congress. That is why he wants to contest against Modi from Varanasi and not against Congress minister Kapil Sibal or DMK`s Kanimozhi.

Had Kejriwal been serious about combating corruption, he would have contested against "corrupt Congress candidates", Ramdev said.

PTI

First Published: Monday, March 17, 2014 - 18:30

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