Is Patanjali a Hindu company? Such charge creating wall of hate, says Ramdev
New Delhi, Sep 30: The popular fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company, Patanjali, founded by Yoga guru Baba Ramdev is always in the midst of one or other controversies.
So, during an interview of Ramdev by journalist Rajat Sharma for the television show, Aap Ki Adalat, the Yoga guru decided to hit out at his critics who have alleged that his company is "Hindu".
"Some people are targeting Patanjali by saying that it is a Hindu company. Did I ever target Hamdard (set up by the Hamid brothers)?
"I have full support for Hamdard, and Himalaya drug company too. Farooq bhai of the Himalaya group even donated land to me for setting up yoga gram. If some people level such charges, they will only be creating a wall of hate," Ramdev told during the television interview.
Ramdev stressed that cow urine should be acceptable to Muslims too as something used for treatment.
According to a press release issued by India TV, where the popular show Aap Ki Adalat is telecast every week, Ramdev's interview will be broadcasted on Saturday night.
Talking about his future endeavours, Ramdev said he has already prepared a plan of succession for his Rs 10,000 crore Patanjali group. The Yoga guru revealed that his "successor" would be a team of nearly 500 sadhus trained by him.
The 52-year-old yoga guru said: "I never think small. I think big. I think about our nation 500 years hence. I think about Patanjali group for the next 100 years. I will be leaving my successor when I go."
"My successor will not be a businessman or a worldly man, it will be a team of nearly 500 sadhus whom I have trained."
Expressing great confidence over the success of his desi products, Ramdev said by 2018-19, his company, Patanjali, will overtake Unilever and others and by 2020-21 Patanjali would become the world's largest FMCG brand.
"In the next two years, Patanjali will create Rs 1 lakh crore production capacity. Presently our Haridwar facility has Rs 15,000 crore production capacity and the Tezpur facility has Rs 25,000 crore capacity. Our new facilities are coming up in Noida, Nagpur, Indore and Andhra Pradesh. We have 50 small units where we make edible oils, salt, etc. Even if we attain Rs 1 lakh crore production capacity, it will be hardly 10 per cent of the total market size of Rs 10 lakh crore," Ramdev said in the interview.