Baba Ramdev pays the price for taking on the govt

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New Delhi, Aug 28: It seems yoga guru Baba Ramdev is paying the price for taking on the UPA government in the fight against black money. The Income Tax department is all geared up to cancel the charitable status of Ramdev's trust Patanjali Yogpeeth. The department has claimed that Ramdev's trust earns an income of over Rs 72 crore, while they had declared that they had zero income.

Reacting on the I-T department's claims, Ramdev's adviser Ved Pratap Vaidik has been quoted as saying, "Ramdev has no personal interest and they are saying he is making business. What health department of India hasn't done in years, they are calling this commercial activity? He is making medicines and giving good health to people. This is certainly politically motivated. How is that they were silent earlier? The same politicians used to visit him for yoga. Is it crime to do business in this country?"

Ramdev was cornered earlier when his close aide Acharya Balkrishna was arrested in the fake passport case and was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). He was accused of producing fake documents in order to attain a passport. He used the same to open trusts in the UK and US.

A show cause notice has also issued over violation of FEMA rules for bringing Rs 4.36 crore for a food park in Jharkhand. The Bank transactions of Ramdev's trust are also under the scanner and the source of the money coming especially from Dubai is also under probe.

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