Baba Ramdev might have taken quite a few potshots at Lalu Prasad Yadav in the past, but it seems like there is no love lost between the two. The yoga guru recently visited the RJD chief’s house in Delhi to invite him to attend the International Yoga Day celebrations, however, the visit soon turned into a promotional event for Ramdev’s Patanjali brand of Ayurveda products.

Baba Ramdev and Lalu Prasad Yadav
Picture Source Baba Ramdev and Lalu Prasad Yadav

Praising Ramdev, Lalu even said that the reports of powdered bone having been found in products of the Patanjali brand were false, and part of a huge conspiracy against him because people are jealous of his success. Praising the Patanjali soaps, Lalu said,

In normal soaps, there is excess soda, but not in Ramdev’s soap. It will keep the skin healthy.

The overenthusiastic yoga guru then decided to give an on-the-spot demo, right then and there, furiously smearing some of his “special” Patanjali gold cream on Lalu’s face, not that the latter seemed to mind, though! The beaming politician even stated that he is a “permanent brand ambassador of Ramdev’s Patanjali products.”

Feeding the 67-year-old politician an energy bar, Ramdev said,

It will add beauty to your face. We make Ayurvedic products, foreign companies use chemicals.

This exchange between the two is especially interesting and amusing at the same time, since the two have had a very public animosity towards each other. Lalu has consistently targeted several “high-profile saints” in the past, including the Yoga guru, and it was just last month that Lalu, at a function celebrating the 125th birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar, had called Baba Ramdev a “capitalist and industrialist of the country“, who, along with the other saints/babas are duping people, under the guise of religion. Ramdev, on the other hand, had also once said that the politician is a direct descendent of ‘Kans” and not ‘Lord Krishna’.

Baba Ramdev and Lalu Prasad Yadav

Picture Source Baba Ramdev and Lalu Prasad Yadav

Perhaps it was Lalu’s love for good skin and Ramdev’s magical gold cream that finally won him over? Remember when Lalu had once said that he would make “Bihar’s roads as smooth as Hema Malini’s cheeks”? Who knows. We’re just as confused as you are!

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