Mumbai: Just 72 hours after his comments about women sparked a furor, a chastened yoga guru, Swami Ramdev, expressed his regret and apologized for his comments.
Ramdev emailed Maharashtra State Commission for Women Chairman Rupali Chakankar in response to her letter on Friday demanding an explanation of his remarks within 72 hours.
Confirming the developments, the MSCW boss reported that Ramdev sent him the reply, expressing regret and offering an apology, but also stating that his comments were allegedly twisted out of context.
“We have received your response to our notice… However, if there are any further objections or complaints, we will conduct a full investigation and obtain the full video recording of the show made last week,” Chakankar warned, while speaking to IANS. .
Addressing a free women’s yoga training program in Thane, Ramdev Baba blurted out to the mostly women gathering: “Women look good in sarees, they look great in salwar suits and, in My opinion, they look good even if they are not wearing anything.
At the time, Ramdev was flanked by Balasahebanchi MP Shrikant Shinde Shiv Sena Thane, son of Prime Minister Eknath Shinde, and singer Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Bharatiya Janata Party Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and other prominent personalities.
The blatant statements prompted calls for Ramdev to “slap, kick and admonish” them from various locations in Maharashtra and other parts of India.
Agitated top leaders from various parties, including Sanjay Raut, Dr. Manisha Kayande, Kishore Tiwari, Mahesh Tapase, women activists like Aparna Malikar, Trupti Desai and others, pounced on Ramdev, seeking an unconditional apology, framing him for demoting women and other demands. even as the MSCW slapped a notice.