• Rajasthan

    Cong 94
    BJP 80
    RLM 0
    OTH 25
  • Madhya Pradesh

    Cong 109
    BJP 110
    BSP 6
    OTH 5
  • Chhattisgarh

    Cong 60
    BJP 21
    JCC 8
    OTH 1
  • Telangana

    TRS-AIMIM 89
    TDP-Cong 22
    BJP 2
    OTH 6
  • Mizoram

    MNF 29
    Cong 6
    BJP 1
    OTH 4

* Total Tally Reflects Leads + Wins

Made mistake by alloting land to Ramdev for food park: Congress

By: | Published: September 23, 2016 10:38 PM

In remarks that could cause a controversy, Congress said that it "perhaps made a mistake" by alloting land to Ramdev for his food park while it was in power.

ramdev baba yoga“We perhaps made a mistake (by alloting the land) but we did not give him the status that he enjoys. When we make a mistake, we admit the mistake. We do not cover-up,” party spokesman Tom Vadakkan said at a briefing. (AP photo)

In remarks that could cause a controversy, Congress today said that it “perhaps made a mistake” by allotting land to Ramdev for his food park while it was in power.

“We perhaps made a mistake (by alloting the land) but we did not give him the status that he enjoys. When we make a mistake, we admit the mistake. We do not cover-up,” party spokesman Tom Vadakkan said at a briefing today.

His remark came in the wake of a question over the yoga guru’s close associate Acharya Balkrishna entering the annual Forbes list of India’s 100 Richest People at the 48th position with a net worth of $2.5 billion, owing to his 97 per cent holding in Patanjali Ayurved.

“You ask Forbes on which basis…You also ask the government about the manufacturing licence…about noodles”, he said.

To a question that Ramdev was given land during the Congress-led UPA regime when Subodh Kant Sahay was the Minister concerned, he said “we perhaps made a mistake.”

Ramdev is a known detractor of Congress and is considered close to the Modi government.

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