Yoga guru Ramdev on Tuesday said that he believed in non-violence and coexistence and nobody needed to be scared of him.
Addressing a news conference to talk about the phenomenal growth in his business empire, Patanjali, Ramdev appeared to make a U-turn from his earlier remarks threatening to behead those who didn’t chant Bharat Mata Ki Jai.
Controversial yoga guru said that he was merely responding to AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi’s statement that he won’t raise the slogan even if a knife is put to his throat.
“I believe in non-violence, coexistence and oneness. It would be wrong to say that behead me but I won’t respect the Quran or the Bible. I take pride in my religion but that does not give me the licence to insult other faiths. That would be as idiotic as Owaisi.
Asked about Amitabh Bachchan’s name surfacing among the Indians listed in Panama Papers, Ramdev said the Bollywood megastar appeared to be a “good person” but he needed to come up-front and say that he is ready for a probe into the matter.
Answering a range of questions, Ramdev also said that he did not have any role in the political turmoil in Uttarakhand.
On the black money issue, on which he had been vocal in the past, Ramdev said he has left the issue to “Modi ji” to handle. “I have my full focus on Yoga,” he said.
Ramdev also praised the anti-pollution measure ‘odd-even’ enforced by the AAP government and the liquor ban imposed by the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar, saying other political parties should follow suit.