Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev has landed himself in a big embarrassment as his newly launched Patanjali Noodles were found to be containing insects in Haryana.
This comes barely few weeks after a huge controversy marred the launch of his much publicised instant noddles brand.
Zee news reported that insects were spotted inside the sealed packet purchased by a man, who bought the brand from Swadeshi store in Jind in Haryana. To compound Ramdev’s woes further, the shopkeeper in question has admitted having sold the packet infected with bugs.
The consumer is now contemplating initiating legal action against Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali.
Days after the launch of Patanjali Atta Noodles, it was revealed that Yoga guru had decided to go ahead with the launch despite the food regulator not issuing any approval for this launch. In a clear violation, the packets of Atta Noodles displayed an FSSAI number.
“Patanjali Atta Noodles has not got product approvals from us. The matter has been brought to our notice. We are pursuing it,” Ashish Bahuguna, FSSAI chairperson who also holds additional charge as its CEO was quoted as saying.
Ramdev had embarked on the idea of launching Patanjali noodles just after Nestle’s Maggi faced a nationwide ban from markets.
This news has become subject of intense conversation on social media platforms. Twitter users were quick to trend hashtag #ThugRamdev with an overwhelming number of twitteratis both criticising and mocking the baba.
Here are some examples;
#ThugRamdev He is a Thug…. Building Business Empire Now
— Thar Wala Yaar (@legendboyaman) December 6, 2015
From Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar who wrote the constitution to Baba Ramdev who twists his constitution We have come a long way #ThugRamdev
— Benedict Gnaniah (@CerebralFallacy) December 6, 2015
— Shoaib Qureshi (@LikeItOrNott) December 6, 2015
— Tehseen Poonawalla (@tehseenp) December 6, 2015
agreement took place when ramdev supported bjp in look sabha elections.. Baba wanted his patanjali products 2 promote, thts it #ThugRamdev
— Pooja Vidrohi پوجا جادو (@ImP_vidrohi) December 6, 2015
Our media sold their soul for few advertisement money from Patanjali promoted Ramdev instead of questioning on BlackMoney claims#ThugRamdev
— Syed Maqbool (@maqbool_sm) December 6, 2015
However, Ramdev followers too launched a counter hashtag #ProudOfRamdev in support of the Yoga guru.
Here are tweets posted under this hashtag;
My father is CMO in patanjali yog gram n m using its products since 5 years it's nt only good but also awesome m biggggg fan #ProudOfRamdev
— BEAUTIFUL LIAR ? (@Isoumyas) December 6, 2015
— Vijay (@vijchdr) December 6, 2015
— Patriot610 (@arpitpathak) December 6, 2015