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Baba Ramdev loses his cool, threatens journo when asked about 'petrol at Rs 40' comment

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 31 March 2022, 9:53 IST

Patanjali Ayurved co-founder Ramdev in a video was seen lashing out at a reporter when asked about his remark a few years ago about petrol price coming down to Rs 40 if the government changed in 2014. the yoga guru even seemed to threaten the reporter, who questioned him about his assurance that petrol and LPG prices would drop if people voted the incumbent (Congress) out of power.


Baba Ramdev, in a 2014 interview, had stated: “I have a study with me that says the basic price of petrol is only Rs 35, on which 50% tax is levied.” “Agar 50% ke jagah 1% tax ho jayga to it’s only practical. Itna arthshastra to humne bhi pad rakkha hai. [If taxes are reduced from 50% to 1%, (fuel price is bound to come down). I have studied this much economics,” he had said in the interview.

Baba Ramdev went on to say that major economists do not run the nation’s economy.“They are slaves to the Washington Consensus [a set of economic policy recommendations for developing countries], Sensex, and FDI,” he had said.

In the recent video that’s gone viral, yoga guru Ramdev can be seen telling the reporter for asking him the question. “Don’t ask such questions. Am I a thekedar that I have to answer whatever you ask? I gave that statement and now I don’t. Do what you can.”

Further, Ramdev goes on to threaten the reporter, saying it wouldn’t be good for him if he asked such questions again.

The controversy comes in the midst of a steep rise in fuel prices over the last 10 days.

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First published: 31 March 2022, 8:45 IST