Home Food Made mistake by allotting land to Ramdev for food park: Cong

Made mistake by allotting land to Ramdev for food park: Cong

By  
SHARE

In remarks that could cause a controversy, said that it “perhaps made a mistake” by allotting land to Ramdev for his food park while it was in power.

Made mistake by allotting land to Ramdev for food park: Cong
His remark came in the wake of a question over the yoga guru's close associate Acharya Balkrishna entering the annual Forbes list of India's 100 Richest People at the 48th position

“We perhaps made a mistake (by allotting the land) but we did not give him the status that he enjoys. When we make a mistake, we admit the mistake. We do not cover-up,” party spokesman was quoted by PTI as saying.

His remark came in the wake of a question over the yoga guru’s close associate Acharya Balkrishna entering the annual Forbes list of India’s 100 Richest People at the 48th position with a net worth of US$ 2.5 billion, owing to his 97 per cent holding in .

“You ask Forbes on which basis…You also ask the Government about the manufacturing licence…about noodles”, he was quoted by PTI as saying.

To a question that Ramdev was given land during the Congress-led UPA regime when Subodh Kant Sahay was the Minister concerned, he was quoted by PTI as saying, “we perhaps made a mistake.”

Ramdev is a known detractor of Congress and is considered close to the Modi Government.

READ MORE: Patanjali to announce setting up Rs 1,600 cr herbal food park in UP

Patanjali all set to enter the dairy business