Yoga guru, Baba Ramdev, on Wednesday suggested that prime minister, Narendra Modi, and Odisha chief minister, Naveen Patnaik, should join hands and work together for the welfare of the people of the state.
While attending a convention of Patanjali distributors in Bhubaneswar, the yoga guru pitched for an alliance between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) as the state will conduct polls in 2019.
However, BJD responded sharply against Ramdev’s advice and denied the possibility of any kind of alliance between the two parties. Senior minister and BJD vice-president, Damador Rout, asked Ramdev to quit yoga and join politics.
Earlier in the day, he said that Ramdev’s Patanjali Yogpeeth was contemplating setting up an Acharyakulam (a school based on Vedic-cum-modern education) and Yoga university in Odisha in the next two years.