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Yog guru Baba Ramdev's 'Putraveejak Beej' vs government's 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' call
Baba Ramdev had always been one of most vocal campaigners against 'Black Money' in the past several years. He is going soft now on this issue since the NDA government has come to power. Baba is advising the public to trust the Prime Minister's judgment and wait in patience till the black money returns to Indian shores.

Baba Ramdev along with the entire RSS/BJP brigades had been repeatedly targeting the UPA government on issues ranging from corruption, poor governance, black money. Nothing much changed in the daily life of Indians since NDA has come to power. We have a basket full of unfulfilled promises and a team of RSS Pracharaks out in the open to gloss over and palliate for the present discomfiture and failures of NDA. It is all moonshine now as its strident clamor against UPA was in past.

The truth of Ramdev is that he has expanded tremendously his persona brand and reaping the commercial benefits piggy backing the Yoga, Ayurved and Religion. It is alleged that with the 34 companies that have an estimated turnover of nearly Rs 1,100 crore, he runs one of the world's largest Ayurvedic conglomerate.

He is very much cut-out a businessman in the garb of Sadhu; he is like any other drug tycoon and one of the wonderful drug, a purported Ayurvedic product of Yoga Guru's Divya Pharmacy is 'Putrajeevak Beej' which is the talk of the town. This drug promises continuity of your dynasty trough the male progeny. It was no other but the ebullient JD-U member of Rajya Sabha, Mr. K.C. Tyagi who brought the sample of the drug Putrajeevak Beej and presented itinside the House.

Tyagi claimed that it had been purchased from Divya Pharmacy. In the commotion of protests, Mrs Jaya Bachchan, the well known personality of the country, took the packet from him and transferred it to Shri JP Nadda, our honorable Health Minister. He kindly inspected the product and enlightened the House about the repeated call of our honorable Prime Minister - 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao.' He promised that the Government will look into it and proper action will be taken. The present government is very serious about the sex-ratio.

Jaya Bachchan made a clarion call for an assurance that Government should remove the product from the market and cancel the license of the pharmacy.

However, Deputy Chairman of the RS Mr PJ Kurien while emphasizing that sex selection by medicine or even pre-natal sex determination was against law and constitution, expresses the limitations of the Chair in this matter - "Chair cannot do anything about it."

Mr Modi's remarkable victory in general elections had banished, for all intents and purposes, the lingering shadows of a darker past where dynasty, entitlements, nepotism and favoritism used to haunt every system of administration. He had asked voters for a 'Congress-mukt Bharat' - an India free of the Congress - and they have handed it to him.

The Modi-wave had rendered an opposition ineffective. We all know that an effective opposition is also essential for democracy. Now in Lok Sabha it is merely a formal one. No counts do count the opposition there. NDA had got a free hand to run this country. We have now a style of governance that smacks of 'presidential' airs. 'Modinomics' is the name of the game.

Then why the chasm, why the distance between promises and fulfilment is widening with each passing day? The debt-laden farmers are committing suicide and discontent in the rural areas against government policies is turning into anger against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Unseasonal storms have badly damaged the winter crop and the farmers / villagers are blaming the government for being indifferent. The minor girls are being raped as it happened in past and the latest is the shocking shameful rape and molestation inside the moving bus in Punjab. To rub the salt on wound, the Education Minister of Punjab is calling it as the act of God. In Kashmir they are raising the Pakistan flag where the BJP is ruling and Shakshi Maharaj has the temerity to call Rahul Gandhi a mad.

At the moment, the frightened NDA government is on shaky wicket of Land Acquistion Bill. From Kashmir to every theatre of country, the religious tensions have made minorities uneasy. Mr. Modi had campaigned hard on a platform of economic development, job creation and an efficient administration. The Indians believed that he would deliver on these promises.

In fact, Mr Modi has also lost a golden opportunity to prove that minorities would be safe under him. RSS umbrella VHP leaders like Giriraj, Sadhwis, Swamis, and Pravin Togadia's regularly suggest bleak future for Muslims if they fail to follow their line and a PM who was prompt to speak upon almost every subject under the sun keeps a stoic silence.

Coming back to Baba Ramdev's drug or seed, the very name ensures the birth of MALE child or in other words could STOP the birth of next FEMALE child in your family. Doesn't the medicine 'Putraveejak Beej' contradict the spirit of Prime Minister's call 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao?'

Women constitute half of humanity and Baba's drug encourages the gullible public to commit injustice against the very growth and continuity of women race. This is the future which an India under Narendra Modi must avoid at all costs. It is no longer fun!

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