Jaggi, Baba Ramdev come under fire

Jaggi, Baba Ramdev come under fire

Two spiritual leaders have come under the criticism of those oppposed to ecologically-destructive development.  In these two days, Baba Ramdev and Jaggi Vasudev have supported the setting up of a Sterlite plant in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin.

"I met with Vedanta's Anil Agarwal ji during my London visit. I salute his contribution in the national building process by creating lacs of jobs and economic prosperity.  International conspirators created ruckus at one of Vedanta’s plant in South of India through innocent local people. Industries are the temples of development for the nation. They should not be closed," Baba Ramdev tweeted on Tuesday.

A day later, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev of Isha Foundation described the anti-Sterlite protests as a case of the lynching of a large business.  "I am not an expert on copper smelting but I know India has immense use for copper. If we don't produce our own, of course we will buy from China. Ecological violations can be addressed legally. Lynching large businesses is economic suicide," he noted.