It looks like Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N Chandrababu Naidu have developed a lot of affinity for spiritual gurus to promote their respective political images in the public.
While KCR has been pampering yoga guru Baba Ramdev, Naidu has been seeking the blessings of celebrity spiritual gurus like Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev of Isha Foundation and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar of Art of Living.
On Thursday, Baba Ramdev came to the residence of KCR and reportedly appreciated his plan to form a federal front.
He also lauded KCR’s vision for agriculture development, particularly his cash incentive scheme. The CMO claimed Baba describing KCR as “super CM.”
However, it is an open secret that Baba Ramdev has business links with KCR’s daughter and Nizamabad MP Kalvakuntla Kavitha.
She has tied with Baba’s Patanjali group to launch a food processing industry in her district.
At the same time, there are also reports that Baba, who is said to be closer to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is also negotiating a secret deal between the TRS and the BJP in the next elections.
On the other hand, Jaggi Vasudev and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar are high profile spiritual leaders having control over the corporate world in the country.
And Naidu wants their help in bringing the corporate sector to Andhra Pradesh, besides helping his own family business Heritage.
In return, both the spiritual leaders are learnt to have been promised allotment of lands to set up their foundations in Amaravati.
So, it is a sort of quid pro quo in the name of spirituality! #KhabarLive