Cow’s ghee makes you champion not beef: Baba Ramdev hits back at BJP MP Udit Raj

NEW DELHI(PTI): Hitting back at BJP MP and Dalit leader Udit Raj, Yoga guru Ramdev has said that Ghee makes champion and not beef.

Taking to micro-blogging site, Ramdev said, “It should be clear to everyone that power to be a real champion comes from having cow’s ghee not by having beef.”

It should be clear to everyone that power to be a real champion comes from having cow’s ghee not by having beef

— Swami Ramdev (@yogrishiramdev) August 29, 2016
Udit Raj on Monday triggered a row after he tweeted that champion Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt went on to win nine Olympics gold despite being born in poverty after his trainer advised him to eat beef twice a day.

His tweet raised a few eyebrows within the party, which is avowedly against beef consumption, and drew sharp response from the right-leaning people on Twitter, prompting him to claim that his comments were ‘misconstrued’ and that they were meant to ‘inspire’ Indian athletes and convey that they can excel in adverse circumstances.

“Usain Bolt of Jamaica was poor and trainer advised him to eat beef both the times and he scored 9 gold medals in Olympics,” the Lok Sabha member from North West Delhi tweeted.

However, as a row erupted, he tried to scotch it, saying that he merely repeated what Bolt had said and all that he meant was India athletes can find a way to excel despite adversities and they should not blame circumstances for their failures.