Ramdev takes on Congress, describes Rahul Gandhi as ineffective, confused

Last Updated: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 09:00 hrs

Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on Thursday took potshots at Rahul Gandhi in the context of prime ministerial candidates, saying that the Congress Vice-President is not mature enough and has no vision.

"There is a long queue of people who want to become the Prime Minister. Rahul Gandhi's name is also coming up for the post of PM, but he is not mature enough and has no vision," Baba Ramdev told media here.

Praising Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Baba Ramdev said: "In the present situation, Modi appears as a man who is committed to development and one who can prevent corruption."

Baba Ramdev had earlier said the BJP should project Modi as its leader in the next Lok Sabha elections.

"There is some possibility and space for BJP if it changes priorities and thinks about projecting Narendra Modi in the next Lok Sabha elections," Baba Ramdev said.

"Modi has emerged as a robust leader who has become icon of development and courage and has zero tolerance for corruption but the final decision for his projection is to be taken by the BJP and Sangh," he added.

He also alleged that in the last two years the UPA government, through its agencies, has made every effort to defame him, but has not found anything incriminating against him till now.

Ramdev had earlier criticised the UPA government for the country's falling fiscal health although he lauded Dr. Manmohan Singh's personal integrity.

"Respected Manmohan Singh is known as an honest Prime Minister surrounded by dishonest people; one who lacks courage, inspiration or enthusiasm. Such a Prime Minister can give nothing to the country," he said.

Ramdev further said that the Congress party cannot return to power due to its anti-people policies.

"Congress has lost confidence of masses. So many scams worth crores of rupees have come to light and people will not vote for the party," he added. (ANI)

More from Sify: