NEW DELHI: The Opposition on Thursday protested in Rajya Sabha against the alleged ayurveda products that promises male child of yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s Divya Pharmacy and demanded a ban on the same.
Terming the product ‘illegal’ and ‘unconstitutional’, the Opposition members demanded a strict action against the manufacturers.
Soon after the House began today, KC Tyagi of JD(U) exhibited a packet called ‘Putrajeevak Beej’ which he claimed to have purchased from Divya Pharmacy that promised the delivery of a male child.
Displaying a copy of the purchase receipt dating April 14, the JD(U) leader stated that the trading any such product by the ‘Brand Ambassador of Haryana’ was illegal and unconstitutional.
Without directly naming Baba Ramdev in the controversy, Tyagi asked, “If the government of India under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi approves of this.”
In the course of strong protest from the treasury benches, Samajwadi Party leader and Bollywood actress Jaya Bachchan took the packet and gave it to the Health Minister JP Nadda.
Many leaders of the Opposition parties joined the protest against the sale of such products and sought action.
Commenting on the same, Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien claimed that sex selection by a medicine or even pre-natal sex determination was against the law and the Constitution, but the Chair cannot do anything about it.
While Opposition demands a strict action, Nadda explained that the issue is related to the department of aayush. “The Government will look into the matter and a proper action will be taken,” he said adding that the issue was very serious and he has just been given the packet of the product.
“Government is very serious on sex-ratio,” he said, and added that PM Modi was personally monitoring the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padao’ campaign.”