New Delhi, Apr 6: BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday came out in support of Baba Ramdev after the latter courted controversy for his statement stating that 'if there was no law, he would've beheaded lakhs for not chanting Bharat Mata ki Jai.'
Shah, speaking to a news channel said: "Baba Ramdev is not a member of the BJP nor is he a part of the organisation. However, I want to know from those who talk of free speech does it not apply to Baba Ramdev."
Shah said that Ramdev too had the like like others to speak his mind.
This comes after Ramdev, in an apparent reference to Muslims who are against chanting Bharat Mata ki Jai, said that he would have beheaded lakhs if there was no law in the country.
Recently Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis too faced a lot of flak when he said that those willing to chant Bharat Mata Ki Jai must leave the country.
Several people have questioned asking why should one be forced to chant Bharat Mata ki jai and have stressed that it shloud be a personal choice to do so.