21 April, Sonipat
Yoga guru Ramdev has humbly refused to accept the status of cabinet minister offered to him by the Haryana government, saying he is a yogi, and service to humanity is his only objective.
Turning down the offer during a rally in Sonipat Tuesday today, he said that he has no desire for such political appointments, he is above politics.
Speaking to reporters along with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Ramdev said that a sage is above insult and and respect.
Ramdev said he is always there for service and would do whatever has been asked by the Haryana government for the spread of yoga and ayurveda.
Chief Minister said that Baba Ramdev has raised his status with his decision, but still he asked him to accept the protocol to be accorded to him by the state government, whenever he is in the state.
Notably, Haryana government had announced on April 13 it would give Ramdev the status of cabinet minister. He was earlier made the state’s brand ambassador to promote yoga and ayurveda.