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Ramdev Baba lashes out at HUL’s Ad on Kumbh Mela; says, ‘Inki aukaat kya hai?’

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 9 March 2019, 15:44 IST

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.

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.

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First published: 9 March 2019, 15:44 IST