In an exclusive interview with Republic Media Network's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami on Sunday, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev spoke the Supreme Court's landmark verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case announced on Saturday. Speaking about the peaceful environment post-verdict in the country, Baba Ramdev said there are three sides to it.
"First, respected Modi Ji and the other, respected Amit Shah Ji. The credit goes to their mighty, brave and visionary leadership. I was not talking about it yesterday because people would have taken out a whole different meaning that Swami Ji is praising them, he is a fan and because of it, he is praising Modi Ji or Amit Ji. No. People talking about the abrogation of Article 370 used to say that there would be riots but not even a single bullet was fired and for the Ram Mandir verdict, they used to say that there will be a civil war. Leave aside bullets, not even a single stone was thrown in the country. Behind this, there is powerful leadership in the country."
He added, "Although this special verdict is given by the Supreme Court, constitutionally and within the framework of law but to execute such a huge decision, for that, a mighty leadership is required by the country, that political will is possessed by Modi Ji and Amit Ji."
Baba Ramdev outlining the second side said, "For this, I observed it even today during the meeting with NSA Doval, the Muslim leaders said that they have addressed their community, through meetings, Whatsapp, SMS that everyone should make sure that the unity, peace, harmony, goodwill and love is not affected. And the third is the people of the Hindu community be it RSS or VHP or various Akaharas across the country or people like me, we believe in real secularism. Even I said that "We won't take out any processions and not celebrate it. "
Baba Ramdev also reacted to the controversial article published in the National Herald newspaper, touted as the Congress party’s mouthpiece. He opined that this showed the culture and nature of Congress. He also took a jibe at the party suggesting that its steep decline in electoral politics could be attributed to such actions. He added that the people of India had come to know about the basic nature and culture of Congress.