Yoga guru Ramdev and the co-founder of Patanjali on Friday attacked FMCG company Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) over an advertisement of its branded tea “Red Label” and accused it of plundering Indian market.
“My direct question to MNCs [multinational companies] is that they should declare what are their contributions to India’s economic and cultural development?” Ramdev tweeted.
“Inki aukaat kya hai,” he asked on Twitter, questioning the MNCs’ stature. “What is the stature (aukaat) of these MNCs to be making unsavoury comments on India’s glorious cultural heritage? Is India, for them, merely a market to be plundered?” the yoga guru-turned-entrepreneur tweeted in Hindi.
मेरा MNCs से सीधा प्रश्न है कि ये बताएं इनका भारत के आर्थिक और सांस्कृतिक विकास में क्या योगदान है?— Swami Ramdev (@yogrishiramdev) March 8, 2019
इनकी औकात क्या है? कि ये भारत की गौरवशाली संस्कृति के बारे में औछी टिप्पणी करें?
क्या इनके लिए भारत सिर्फ बस एक लूट के लिए बाजार है? #BoycottHindustanUnilever #BoycottHULproducts pic.twitter.com/10SD7XymH6
Let us tell you, one HUL advertisement has depicted a man abandoning his elderly father at the ‘Kumbh Mela’. In the ad, the man saw a father caring for his young son and realised his mistake and returned to him. Further, the father of the man can be seen waiting for him with two cups of tea, saying that he was assured that his son would return.
However, The ad invited severe criticisms on social media. A spokesperson of HUL did not respond to HT’s query.