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KARAT & THE BONES

In 2004, CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat al­leged that some of Ramdev’s Divya Phar­macy Ayurvedic medicines con­tained hu­man/an­i­mal bones. Two gov­ern­ment labs gave con­flict­ing re­ports; con­tro­versy later died a nat­u­ral death

THE GAY CURE

Ramdev has al­ways claimed that ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity is a dis­ease and that he has a cure. Strongly dis­misses RSS gen­eral sec­re­tary Dat­ta­treya Hos­a­bale’s com­ment that ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity is not a crime; asks the RSS to re­think its stand

MISS­ING GURU

In 2007, Ramdev’s guru, Shankar Dev, went miss­ing from Kankhal ashram. A man named Rakesh lev­eled sen­sa­tional charges say­ing Ramdev was be­hind guru’s "mur­der". CBI probe a no-show

DRAG ACT

In June ’11, Ramdev goes on satya­graha in Delhi, de­mand­ing repa­tri­a­tion of black money. Delhi po­lice launch a mid­night raid; Ramdev nabbed while at­tempt­ing to flee, wear­ing sal­war-kameez

TROU­BLE INC

In 2011, Balkrishna charged with sub­mit­ting forged doc­u­ments to get an In­dian pass­port. Charges not proved. In 2015, Ramdev’s brothe, Ram Bharat, ar­rested af­ter clash at fac­tory leads to truck driver’s death. Out on bail

BHARAT MATA KI...

In April ’16, Ramdev says if the coun­try didn't have laws, he would have de­cap­i­tated those who re­fused to chant ‘Bharat mata ki jai’. Takes a lot of flak for com­ments, but doesn’t apol­o­gise

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