My position on Baba Ramdev, to clear the air for everyone

I chanced upon the following view on Facebook, and would like to provide below a copy of my response, and also a few other observations.

रतन सिंह Shame on you that you dont know abt FTI…This is the same guy Sanjeev Sablok Who oppose every move of Baba Ramdev & wanted to stop his agitation by hook or crook ..Even he justifies the govt's cpwardly act to stop Baba Ramdev ….& you r liking his post ??? Popularizing him ???.

Sanjeev Sabhlok Ratan, you are welcome to misrepresent me and my work, that's up to you. I NEVER opposed Baba Ramdev personally. He is a fine person who wants to remove corruption. He and I have the same goal.

Indeed, he and I spoke a couple of weeks ago and had a very productive conversation about the changes needed in India. I might even work with him more closely in the coming years. Yes, I did oppose some of the statements he made and will continue to speak the truth about things that are incorrect. Many of the earlier ideas of Ramdev about removing corruption were simply wrong. He agrees now that we must follow Chanakya's Arthashastra more closely. What I'm teaching is pretty much what Chanakya said.

Further observations

When Ramdev fled, wearing woman's clothes, I was very angry at that act. But my position changed after I was told by eyewitnesses that Ramdev had offered to be arrested, and that the police refused to do so. I was told that his life was actually in danger. I therefore removed that post and wrote a post asking the Congress government to resign: Did Baba Ramdev offer to be arrested? If so, the Congress must resign.

I've always said Ramdev is a good man who sometimes does or says the wrong thing.

For instance, he is very good at yoga: Now, here's something Baba Ramdev is very good at. This is what I wrote: “Ramdev is therefore VERY good at transmitting ancient Indian knowledge. I give him much credit for what he is good at.”

Unfortunately his followers expect BLIND SUPPORT. Anyone who asks questions is considered to be an opponent. But that's a very shallow and incorrect position to take.