Congress Saturday accused Ramdev of insulting Dalits and women, a day after the yoga guru said Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi visited Dalits' homes "for honeymoon and picnic".
"Yoga has a physical and spiritual dimension. The spiritual dimension is more important... How can someone call himself a yoga guru with this kind of mentality," said Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi.
"This is an insult to Dalits and women, all for a deep seated venom for Rahul Gandhi. I think people have forgotten that Baba Ramdev has spent all his energy on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and his party in last few weeks," Singhvi said.
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh meanwhile tweeted: "Ramdev's remark is anti-Dalit. He must publicly apologise. We would like Modi and the BJP to react over Ramdev's anti-Dalit remark."
Ramdev Friday said in Lucknow: "He (Rahul Gandhi) goes to Dalits' house for honeymoon and picnic."
"Had he married a Dalit girl, then his luck could have clicked and he would have become the prime minister," Ramdev said.