Against the backdrop of killing of an army jawan in firing from across the border at the Line of Control, yoga guru Ramdev today said said Pakistan should be taught a lesson and whatever steps Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes the country will stand by him.
In the wake of allegations from the Congress-led Opposition that the Narendra Modi government facilitated the meeting between journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik and Pakistan-based terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed, the Indian High Commission has denied having any information regarding their meeting.
With the issue of Baba Ramdev`s aide Ved Pratap Vaidik`s meeting with Pakistani terrorist leader Hafiz Saeed escalating, the voices within the Congress are growing against the BJP`s stand on the matter. On Monday, Congress spokesperson Digvijay Singh took to a social-networking site Twitter to criticise the BJP on going soft on Pakistan and terror.
The Congress on Monday tried to corner the government on the meeting of an Indian journalist with terror accused Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan, saying it could not have taken place without the knowledge of authorities and claimed the scribe was "very close to Sangh parivar".
Yoga guru Ramdev`s close aide Ved Pratap Vaidik`s meeting with Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Lahore created a controversy Monday with the opposition Congress asking if he was sent as an emissary, even as the government and the BJP distanced themselves from the meeting, saying Saeed was a "terrorist".
Soon after the NDA government took a big decision on bringing back black money, mostly stashed abroad, yoga guru Baba Ramdev applauded the step, saying it will help in making India poverty free nation.
After achieving victory in Lok Sabha polls, senior BJP leaders on Sunday "thanked" Ramdev for "awakening" the voters and compared his efforts with the struggles undertaken by national leaders Mahatma Gandhi and Jayprakash Narayan.
An NGO here has filed a civil defamation suit against yoga guru Baba Ramdev, seeking damages of Rs 1,000 crore, for making an anti-Dalit remark while taking a dig at the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.
Slamming Bhagwan Singh Chohan for placing a bounty of Rs 1 crore on yoga guru Baba Ramdev`s head, Congress leader Rashid Alvi said the BSP Hoshiarpur Lok Sabha candidate should be sent to a mental hospital for saying this.