Baba Ramdev jokes about demonetisation saying many in BJP are bachelors

"Many in the BJP are bachelors...they didn't realise it was wedding season...that was the mistake," Ramdev laughingly told NDTV.

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Yoga Teacher and Patanjali Group founder Baba Ramdev’s new remark about demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000  notes seems a little arrogant to thousands who have are standing in queues outside banks to exchange the banned currencies.

“Many in the BJP are bachelors…they didn’t realise it was wedding season…that was the mistake,” Ramdev laughingly told NDTV.

“If they (government) had done this around 15 days or one month later then there weddings wouldn’t have been so badly affected. One good thing that has come out of all this…people cannot demand dowry,”  joked the Yoga guru while attending a function. He is known to be very close to BJP and even campaigned for the party during 2014 election.

The move to ban 85% per cent cash in circulation was appreciated by many experts as bold. November and December are considered as wedding seasons.

Meanwhile, the multi-crore wedding of Karnataka politician and mining baron  G Janardhana Reddy’s daughter received flak. The Opposition parties slammed the BJP’s silence on the issue and campaigned heavily against the double standard of central government. The wedding was held at a royal palace in Bengaluru

The wedding was held at a royal palace in Bengaluru with a cavalry of elephants and other animals.