Padma Awards rigged, claims Ramdev

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Dehradun: After stirring controversy on ‘Putrajeevak Beej’ the miraculous son guarantying medicine. The Yoga guru has fanned a new controversy by claiming that the ‘Padma’ awards are rigged by the influential section in the society.

Ramdev, who had declined Padma Vibhushan award on Saturday, said that a lot of lobbying takes place behind the selection of Padma and even Nobel prize awardees and those with political influence succeed.

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“The entire world knows that all these awards like Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan or Padma Vibhushan and even Nobel Prize are given to good people also, but there is intense lobbying and those having more political influence succeed in getting them,” the Yoga guru said.

He was speaking at an event organized by ASSOCHAM to spread awareness about Yoga.

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