Does freedom of speech not apply to Baba Ramdev?
That’s what BJP president Amit Shah wants to know. Absolutely, it does.
Baba Ramdev, if you remember, decided a Sadbhavna (compassion) rally was the perfect setting to thunder “Koi aadmi topi pehan kar ke khada ho jaata hai, bolta Bharat Mata ki Jai nahi bolunga, chahe meri gardan kaat do. Arey is desh mein kanoon hai, nahi toh teri ek ki kya, hum toh lakhon ki gardan kaat sakte hain. (Someone wearing a cap stands up and says that he won’t chant Bharat Mata Ki Jai even if someone kills him. There is a law in this country, otherwise I would’ve beheaded lakhs of people.)