Mother Teresa was given Bharat Ratna, she was a Christian: Baba Ramdev

Ramdev, however, added that he was not advocating discrimination on basis of religion

Yoga Guru and enterprenure Baba Ramdev on Sunday vented anger over the Centre for not conferring Bharat Ratna to ascetics in the country.

“They have given Mother Teresa this award as she was a Christian, but they will not give to other seers as they are Hindus. It is a crime to be a Hindu in this nation?” Ramdev questioned.

“It’s unfortunate that in last 70 years, not even one sanyasi has been awarded Bharat Ratna, be it Maharishi Dayananda Saraswati or Swami Vivekananda, Shivakumara Swami Ji. All these saints who have contributed so much must also be conferred with the Bharat Ratna,”  Said the Yoga Guru according to ANI.

Ramdev, however, added that he was not advocating discrimination on basis of religion. “All these saints who have contributed so much, must also be conferred with the Bharat Ratna,” he added.

This year, former president Pranab Mukherjee, late singer Bhupen Hazarika, and late social activist Nanaji Deshmukh received the country’s highest honour. Many have claimed that the list reflected the political concerns of the ruling BJP, ahead of the national elections, which are due by May.