Ramdev Promises To 'Cure' Workers' Union Strikes And Protests With Yoga

09/03/2016 9:18 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 1: Baba Ramdev addressing the press conference on alleged conspiracy by global consumer goods companies to malign Patanjali at Constitution Club on February 1, 2016 in New Delhi, India. Yoga Guru Ramdev’s company Patanjali Ayurved Ltd. has been asked to send several of its consumer products for quality tests. Ramdev has claimed that global consumer goods conspired against Patanjali by getting fake and adulterated products tested in laboratories for irregular results. Ramdev’s Patanjali entered the consumer products business in 2006. According to Ramdev, Patanjali will close the current fiscal year with revenue of Rs. 5,000 crore, up from Rs. 2,000 crore last year. (Photo by Virendra Singh Gosain/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

During a lecture at IIM Ahmedabad, roughly eight years back, Ramdev had said, "Remedy of all illnesses lies in yoga." You may not have guessed that violent protests could be fixed by yoga, but Ramdev recently said it is possible.

He recently offered to hold yoga sessions and deliver motivation speeches in Haryana's industrial units for free, to help his home state run more effectively. He was speaking at the 'Happening Haryana' investor meet.

"Industries pay huge fees for getting people to deliver motivation speech. I will do it for free for your employees. Obviously, it may not be possible for me to come to every unit. But I can address people in big units. Mein hartal aadi ki bimaari ko bhi theek kar doonga," he said.

He even commented that Haryana maybe 'aggressive', it is also 'progressive' and the violent protests by Jats demanding reservation was not typical of the state and its people.

Meanwhile, it is being reported that Ramdev is looking to hold a meet in the JNU campus. A spokesperson for Ramdev said that he intends to hold a camp inside JNU to help students get direction and imbibe positivity.

Last year in December, Ramdev was supposed to address a gathering inside the campus but a section of students and teachers took strong exception to the development. Ramdev never ended up attending the event.

However, Shehla Rashid, JNUSU vice president said, "The last time he was called as a keynote speaker at a function and there were protests claiming that he was not qualified to speak. However, if he comes in his individual capacity as a yoga guru, we do not have a problem. We have never opposed to such things. Subramanian Swamy keeps coming to address ABVP programmes. There was no blanket opposition even the last time when Ramdev wanted to come."

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