NDTV Yuva: Baba Ramdev has begun his session on being ‘The Billionaire Yogi’
NDTV has begun its special youth conclave, featuring celebrities, leaders and influencers ranging from Aamir Khan, Kajol, Tejashwi Yadav, Baba Ramdev, Akhilesh Yadav, Vinesh Phogat, Neeraj Chopra and many others. The conclave will begin with Akhilesh Yadav speaking on his journey in politics ‘From Ladka to Bhatija’ to NDTV’s Ravish Kumar. This will be followed by a debate, ‘Gen Next On 2019’ which will feature college party leaders like Ankiv Baisoya, President of Delhi University’s Students Union and Raghav Chadha, AAP’s National Spokesperson.
Baba Ramdev will take the stage and speak on his rise to become ‘The Yogi Billionaire’. Kajol will speak to NDTV’s Anjilee Istwal on her journey from a ‘New Age Heroine To New Age Mom’. Tejashwi Yadav will chime in next on ‘Politics, Nitich Chacha and the Modi Juggernaut’.
Abhishek Bachchan will share the stage with India’s leading sportsmen, Amit Panghal, Dutee Chand, Neeraj Chopra and Vinesh Phogat.
Aamir Khan will speak to Ravish Kumar on ‘Redefining Superstardom’.
Badshah will conclude the evening with a rendition of his song ‘Tareefan’.
Here are the LIVE Updates from NDTV’s youth conclave, NDTV Yuva:
Baba Ramdev performs Yoga on stage on #NDTVYuva
“I am with all parties and I am with no parties”: Baba Ramdev on NDTV Yuva
“I have withdrawn myself politically. I am with all parties and I am with no parties,” says Baba Ramdev.
NDTV Yuva: Here’s what Baba Ramdev said on Section 377
“It is against the values of our country to comment against a Supreme Court order. I will not do that. But people sitting here, will they all marry off their children to the same sex just because its legal?” says Baba Ramdev.
“I not saying at all that LGBTQ people should be beaten up with sticks but it is against the order of nature,” he said.
“US’ FDA gave Patanjali factory 99 out of 100”: Baba Ramdev on NDTV Yuva
“Our toothpaste, shampoo, aloe vera gel, soaps etc will be sold overseas as well. The US FDA gave the Patanjali factory 99 out of 100,” says Baba Ramdev.
“Cow has no religion,” says Baba Ramdev
“People who are making the cow a religious animal are wrong,” says Baba Ramdev.
“Cow has no religion,” he added.
“I am a scientific sanyasi,” says Baba Ramdev
“I am a scientific sanyasi. We have more than 300 scientists at Patanjali. Put a very high premium on quality of our products,” says Baba Ramdev.
NDTV Yuva: “Fuel needs to be brought under GST, not 28% rate”: Baba Ramdev
“Fuel needs to brought under GST and not the 28% rate. Something lower. The revenue lost will not stop the country. We can impose taxes on the rich,” says Baba Ramdev.
“Will sell fuel for Rs 35-40,” Baba Ramdev says on NDTV Yuva
“Let the government allow me to put up petrol pumps,” Baba Ramdev said. “Will sell fuel for Rs 35-40”.
“I don’t run after money. Money runs after me,” says Baba Ramdev. “Who are these multinational companies? Are they your relatives? What have they done for India?” he said.
“I am not a rightist or leftist. I am in the middle,” says Baba Ramdev on NDTV Yuva.
“I have not created any terrorists in the country, I have created nationalists,” he said.
Baba Ramdev on NDTV Yuva: “Deeply Shameful India Being Seen As Country Of Rapists”
“It is deeply shameful that India is being seen around the world as a country of rapists. I just saw the news of the CBSE topper being raped by men from her own villages,” says Baba Ramdev on NDTV Yuva.
“People are losing lives because superstitions. Just look at the Burari incident,” says Baba Ramdev on NDTV Yuva.
“Don’t fall sick. Yoga helps your body’s structure and character”: Baba Ramdev on NDTV Yuva
“My mantra is don’t fall sick. If you fall sick, your entire family suffers,” says Baba Ramdev. “Yoga helps your body’s structure and character. A person who does yoga stays fit,” he added.
“NDTV has many critics. But I like NDTV because you don’t run ads of fairness creams”: Baba Ramdev
“NDTV has many critics. You are a minority among TV channels. But I like NDTV because you don’t run ads of fairness creams. You don’t run programmes on ghosts, spirits, aliens and superstitions,” says Baba Ramdev.
“I have worked tirelessly to create an entirely new market”: Baba Ramdev on NDTV Yuva
“It is easily to criticize. I have worked tirelessly to create an entirely new market. Have not taken a single holiday in years,” says Baba Ramdev.
“Ghee is not from Baba. The ghee is from the cow. As is the paneer and chhanch,” says Baba Ramdev.
NDTV Yuva: Baba Ramdev at the #NDTVYuva youth conference
#NDTVYuva: In a lighter note, Ankiv Baisoya, Raghav Chadha and Raghav Awasthi perform push ups
“Not true at all that RSS runs the BJP with remote control. It acts as a coordinator between many different organisations,” says Raghav Awasthi.
Congress’ Sushmita Dev sings ‘Ekla Cholo’ on stage
“Kairana victory (of Tabassum) helped prove the people of that area were not communal,” says Jayant Chaudhary.
“Student activism doesn’t affect studies at all”: DUSU President and ABVP leader, Ankiv Baisoya on #NDTVYuva
I do see a career in politics in the future. And I owe it to the ABVP for choosing a middle class student like me,” says Ankiv Baisoya. “Student activism doesn’t affect studies at all,” he said.
“As much as technology includes people, but it also includes people,” says Jayant Chaudhary.
NDTV Yuva: “Social media is important but not everything”: Congress’ Sushmita Dev
“I consider the muscle on social media a negative aspect. Social media is important but not everything,” says Congress’ Sushmita Dev
“There used to be nexus between politicians and newspaper editors. And it was a kind of George Orwell’s thought police. Social media has broken that monopoly,” says RSS’ Raghav Awasthi.
“My grandfather was a thinker, visionary. He always believed that a leader has to set an example,” says Jayant Chaudhary.
NDTV Yuva: “People have become interested in the growth after Narendra Modi came to power,” RSS’ Raghav Awasthi
“The RSS has been growing for a while. People have become interested in the growth after Narendra Modi came to power,” RSS’ Raghav Awasthi says.
“But true that after he came to power, people took interest in his background,” he said.
NDTV Yuva: “Delhi’s youth from urban, rural centres have both joined AAP,” says Raghav Chadha
“Delhi has both urban and rural areas. Youth from both places have joined the AAP. They ask all kind of questions, they are very aware,” AAP’s Raghav Chadha said.
“Anger in youth over joblessness,” RLD’s Jayant Chaudhary says on #NDTVYuva
“When I go to villages and meet the youth. I see a change. The social system has changed a lot in the last 10 years,” says RLD’s Jayant Chaudhary. “There is anger in youth over joblessness,” he said.
“The lead influencer in the family is the youth earning in the city, not the elders in villages. Because if then the income was coming from the family farm, today it is coming from what he makes in the city,” he added.
NDTV Yuva’s ‘Gen Next On 2019’ Session begins, moderated by Nidhi Kulpati
“To save his constituency, PM had to stay in Varanasi for three days”: Akhilesh Yadav on NDTV Yuva
“To save his constituency, PM had to stay in Varanasi for three days. To just save his constituence,” Akhilesh Yadav said.
“Can they show somebody who built such a great expressway?” Akhilesh Yadav asks on NDTV Yuva
“There are forces that can’t stand me. I will thank the BJP and RSS. They called me backward. But I ask them can they show somebody who built such a great expressway, distribute 18 lakh laptops?,” Akhilesh Yadav said.
“Our expressway was probed thrice. There was a minister who kept walking around with a spade,” he added.
Akhilesh Yadav over cleaning the Ganga on NDTV Yuva: “Their (BJP) intent is not clean”
“They say they want to clean the Ganga. How can they do it? Their intent is not clean,” Akhilesh Yadav says. “The SP cleaned the Gomti river,” he added, saying the Yamuna River should be cleaned first.
Akhilesh Yadav on NDTV Yuva: “Not true that we don’t have a Musli leadership”
“The Samajwadi Party sent the first woman from UP to the Lok Sabha,” Akhilesh Yadav tells NDTV’s Ravish Kumar.
“It’s not true we don’t have a Muslim leadership.”
“All of social media is now against the BJP,” Akhilesh Yadav tell NDTV’s Ravish Kumar.
If you keep the youth fighting among themselves for religion and caste, they will not ask for jobs and income, says Akhilesh Yadav. That’s their plan.
We will choose our leader (of the grand alliance) after the elections. We have to stop the BJP. If we can stop the BJP in UP, we can stop them in all of India.
When PM Modi reached to Lucknow while looking for black money, he did not find any but he did end up meeting Amar Singh uncle.
NDTV Yuva: We will be prepared “to take the backseat” in the grand alliance: Akhilesh Yadav
If we (SP) have to take the backseat in the grand alliance, we are prepared. We have to defeat the prevailing forces that are dividing us.
They create a divide between us based on religion, caste. That is why I am against them, says Akhilesh Yadav.
NDTV Yuva: “Only an idelogy can fight an ideology, socialism is the answer to their ideology”
“These are the people who did not raise the Indian flag for 70 years,” Akhilesh Yadav told NDTV’s Ravish Kumar.
NDTV Yuva: “RSS misled people,” says Akhilesh Yadav
Samajwadi Party lost because the RSS misled people, says Akhilesh Yadav. Not just our parties, but to save the country, we have to stay away from the RSS.
“Forget 50 years, people will give verdict in 50 weeks,” says Akhilesh Yadav
Akhilesh Yadav, on stage, says:
50 years, he said too much.
If I keep cycling, watch after my health, I may live that long.
People who are saying they will rule for 50 years will hardly be around that long.
Forget 50 years, people will give their verdict in 50 weeks.
Welcome To NDTV Yuva: Ravish Kumar’s warm welcome
We envision a youth that questions, seeks answers and questions again, says Ravish Kumar.
It is a dangerous time for democracy when you don’t want to think or understand but just follow blindly, he added.