Swami Ramdev seeks death penalty for fraud Babas
Shimla, Mar 10: Enraged at the increasing number of religious gurus being caught in sex scandals, Yoga guru Swami Ramdev on Tuesday, Mar 9 has sought death sentence for fraud 'babas' who indulged in wrong doings in the name of religion.
Expressing the need to keep a check on fraud religious gurus, Ramdev prescribed a minimum qualification to prevent everyone from becoming a 'baba'.
"I am talking to leading religious heads for this," he told reporters here in the presence of Himachal Pradesh Chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal.
When asked if he would like to be part of a body like Press Council of India to keep an eye on "fraud" religious babas, he declined saying that there are many qualified persons to take care of such issues.
The statement came after a sex video of Swami Nithyananda created an uproar across the counry.
In the same week, a religious guru, Icchadhari Baba was arrested by the Delhi police for running sex rackets in different parts of the country and even abroad.
Ramdev also expressed his support for the Women's Reservation Bill when he was asked to comment on it.
Talking about his political plans, Ramdev said that he was not launching any party but said that the 'force' he was creating in all 543 Lok Sabha constituencies of the country would have a dominant role in next general elections to choose right public representatives.
Ramdev ruled out the possibility of joining politics, stating that he has no political ambition.
"My role will be that of a guide to finish off 'Ravanas' who are ruining the political system now," he said.
The yoga guru also emphasised on the need for launching a nation-wide campaign against black money.
Responding to a question on the buying of an island in Scotland, Ramdev said that the 700 acre island in Scotland was gifted to him by a Britain based NRI to prepare infrastructure for propagating yoga worldwide.