Holding a yoga camp at Jhansi, Ramdev was reported to have urged his supporters to cast their ballots in favour of Bharti, BJP candidate from the Lok Sabha seat. He, however, later defended his act asserting that the event was non-political.
Election Commission had issued notice asking district election officers not to grant permission for activities like yoga camps if there was possibility of their misuse for political campaigning.
The poll panel notice said, "It has come to notice of the commission that in certain places while permission was sought by certain organisations to organise non-political activites like yoga shivirs etc. the platform was used for political campaigning in clear violation of the condition for which permission was granted."
It seems that Ramdev is one among the loyal supporter of Uma Bharti as he earlier claimed that the BJP leader should have been fielded against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and AAP leader Kumar Vishwas in Amethi.
This was the second time when the yoga guru faced trouble in connection with election. Lately, he was caught on camera while warning a BJP candidate from Alwar district "not to talk about money when microphones are on".
Ramdev faced an embarrassing "oops" moment during a press conference in Alwar when the BJP candidate Mahant Chand Nath told him, "We are facing lot of problems in getting money. Can't bring money into the constituency."
Ramdev was caught on camera warning Nath, "Don't be a fool and don't talk when microphones are on." When media persons asked Ramdev about his alleged talk about money in front of camera, he simply dodged away the questions and left the venue without answering them. Nath told reporters, "It is your imagination. We didn't discuss anything about money."