After achieving victory in Lok Sabha polls, senior BJP leaders today "thanked" Ramdev for "awakening" the voters and compared his efforts with the struggles undertaken by national leaders Mahatma Gandhi and Jayprakash Narayan.
Party veteran Arun Jaitley said,"The role played by Ramdev in awakening the voters is similar to the struggles undertaken by Mahatma Gandhi and Jayprakash Narayan. He had no greed of any post.
"His motto is to strengthen the system. The struggles he undertook against black money and corruption is similar to those struggles (undertaken by Mahatma Gandhi and Jayprakash Narayan)."
Jaitley was speaking at 'Sankalppurti Mahotsav' a programme organised by followers of Ramdev after the electoral success of the BJP.
The yoga guru had vowed not to return to his Patanjali ashram in Haridwar till Congress-led UPA government was defeated.
Apart from Jaitely, Rajnath Singh also attended the function. The BJP president also thanked Ramdev for his support in the electoral battle.
"I thank for your contribution (in the electoral battle).
You have not worked for the party, but for the country," Singh said.
The yoga guru's large number of followers had actively campaigned for BJP candidates across the country.
Many BJP MPs including former army chief and Ghaziabad MP V K Singh, former Mumbai Police Commissioner and Bagpath MP Satypal Singh, Delhi MPs Udit Raj, Meenakshi Lekhi, Maheish Girri, former Himachal Pradesh CM and Kangra MP Shanta Kumar and Asansol MP Babul Supriyo were also present for the function.