LOOKING FOR TROUBLE...
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
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
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
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