New Delhi, Mar 17 IBNS | 9 months ago

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Monday denied saying that Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is in a hurry to become the PM of India.

"I never made any such comment about Modi. It was media who made up the allegation and printed and aired false reports," said Ramdev.

On Sunday, Ramdev had reportedly said the BJP, out of its "over-enthusiasm" to win the Lok Sabha elections, has given tickets to some "tainted" candidates and that Modi is in a hurry to become the PM.

Earlier in January, Ramdev had backed Modi and urged people to elect him as the Prime Minister of the country.

"I had two options. On one hand I have Modi and on the other hand I have 'shehzada' (Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi) who has not performed for the past 12 years. Send Modi to the Parliament with 300 MPs so that he can become the Prime Minister of the country," Ramdev had said.

Modi often referred Gandhi as'shehzada' which means 'prince' in English language.

(Posted on 17-03-2014)

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