Ramdev`s yoga camps are BJP poll meetings, alleges Congress

Congressmen lodged a protest with the district administration here on Tuesday, against Ramdev`s yoga camp to be held here from October 24.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 08, 2013, 22:40 PM IST

Khandwa: Congressmen lodged a protest with the district administration here on Tuesday, against Ramdev`s yoga camp to be held here from October 24.

In a memorandum, Congressmen demanded that the collector and district election officer ban Ramdev`s yoga camp on the grounds that it appeared to be more like a BJP`s poll meeting than a yoga camp.

Congress leaders also alleged that Ramdev campaigns for the BJP in his camps and demanded that expenses incurred by Ramdev`s camps should be added to the BJP`s poll expenses and the administration should also video-record activities in his yoga camps.

However, Additional District Magistrate (ADM) SS Baghel said that so far nobody from Ramdev`s side took any permission to organise yoga camps in the district.

The administration would act on the memorandum, depending upon the situation, he said.