Nearly four to five months are left for Lok Sabha elections and every political party is gearing for the campaign. In the meantime, Yoga guru Ramdev said that the political situation in the country is currently complex and it was difficult to predict who would win the polls.
Speaking to the news agency ANI in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai, Ramdev said, “Now the political situation is very difficult. We cannot say who will [be] the next prime minister or who will lead the country, but situation is very interesting.”
Ramdev further asserted that he is not going to support any person or oppose any party in the Lok Sabha elections due next year. “I am not focusing on politics,” he said.
He also said, “We don’t have a political or religious agenda but we want a spiritual country and a spiritual world. Through yoga and Vedic practices, we are making a divine, prosperous and spiritual India.”
Notably, the comments of Ramdev comes two weeks after assembly elections in five states, in which the Congress managed to win three heartland states from the BJP – Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. While K Chandrashekar Rao’s Telangana Rashtra Samithi retained Telangana, the Congress lost Mizoram to the Mizo National Front.
However, this is not the first time Ramdev has said he is distancing himself from politics. In September this year, when asked on NDTV Yuva, a special youth conclave, if he would campaign for the BJP, Ramdev said, “why would I”. Admitting that he has lately distanced himself from politics, Ramdev had then said, “I have withdrawn myself politically. I am with all parties and I am with no parties.”
In the year 2014, Ramdev had supported the BJP’s national election campaign in 2014.