… Ramdeo Baba! 😀
That chant is so familiar to me. I remember my days when I was studying in Shri Ramdeobaba Kamla Nehru Engineering College in Nagpur. Anyway, this post is not about my college or the chant. This post is about Baba Ramdev and his foray in the active politics. Yes, you heard it right. Baba Ramdev is floating a political party named ‘Bharat Swabhiman’. Dont believe? Check this.
Now this is a great news indeed. Baba Ramdev has already won millions of hearts in India and abroad with his ‘Yog Shiksha’ and medicines. He is a preacher of ayurved and yog. But I wonder how it is going to help him ‘cleanse’ the political set up in India. I’m sure he also knows that running a democracy is NOT JUST about cleansing the corrupt politicians, though I welcome the move.
I also wonder why he didn’t opt to join the RSS and eventually the BJP. RSS has been openly supporting Baba Ramdev. They also stood by him during the controversies he was involved in. They also have the common mission, to cleanse the system and bring back the black money to India. Then why not join hands? I’m sure Baba thought about it. But he knows best about his decision and I’m sure that is an informed decision. (Though I myself dont know what ‘informed decisions’ mean).
So here is my suggestion to Baba Ramdev. “Baba, if you look at the corruption, in my opinion only 10% is amongst the ministers. Rest of the corruption is on the lower level… the traffic cops, the clerks in the government offices, the managers in telcos and all of us. It is we who make them corrupt. Improve the lower strata and you will have a cleaner system.”
Jai ho! Baba re Baba… Ramdeobaba!