Biting off more than one can chew
The recent controversey between the commies and the yogic godman "baba" ramdev raises more than one question.
Firstly as we see it, yoga is something that is gaining popularity among quite a large number of people. Now are the commies trying to catch eyeballs among them by doing this ?
Now the fact that any kind of medicines may contain blood samples, etc is pretty known. However the strength of ayurveda has always been that, you can opt for the kind of medicines that you want. You can specify that you want a "complete vegetarian" medicine. That being the case, it does not seem to be pretty strange that there are "non vegetarian" pieces in the medicines as one can ask for such medicines.
Secondly if we think of this as a political move by the commies to barge into the "bimarau" belt, well they could not have been more shortsighted ! The godman, as it is has been propounding theories like dont eat fast foods, and extolling the people to look deeper into the virtues of yoga. Hence a tirade against him would only constitute to antagonize a majority sentiment and as a direct impact, loose whatever political strength that has been gained !
In all this what is more amusing is that Brinda Karat has been virtually sidelined with no commie coming out in support of her. Why even her husband the head honcho of the commies has not come out in support of her.
Ultimately by the act of a single individual, the commies end up getting eggs on their faces. Then again there is nothing new about it right ? ;-)
Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 11:09 AM