“If government lets me, and gives some relief in tax, I can give petrol and diesel to India at Rs 40-45 per litre”, Yoga Guru said.
AMN / NEW DELHI
Yoga guru Ramdev has said that rising prices of essential items across the country will prove costly for the NDA government led by prime minister Narendra Modi in the next general elections.
“Many praise the policies of the Modi government, but some need correction now….Price rise is an big issue and Modi ji will have to take corrective measures soon, failing which ‘mehngai ki aag to Modi Sarkar ko bahut mehngi padegi’ (the fire of rising prices will prove costly for the Modi government,” he said at the “NDTV Yuva” conclave in an interview to Naghma Sehar.
He said PM will have to initiate steps to bring down prices including that of petrol and diesel prices soon. Ramdev sidestepped a question on whether he still had faith in Modi which he had reposed in 2014.
He said he was a centrist and was neither a rightist nor a leftist and that no one should needle him as he has adopted “Maun Yoga” (silence) on many crucial issues.
Ramdev said he would not campaign for the BJP in the 2019 elections, unlike in 2014 when he actively worked in favour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Asked if he would campaign for the BJP this time, Ramdev shot back, “Why would I? I will not campaign for them.”