Today, BJP government in Madhya Pradesh ordered medicine dealers not to supply Ramdev’s controversial ‘Putrajeevak Beej’ drug until its name is changed, accordingly The controversy surrounding the drug started when a demand to ban a purported ayurveda product by yoga guru Ramdev’s Divya Pharmacy that promises a male child was made in Rajya Sabha on Thursday, with Opposition members calling it as illegal and unconstitutional and seeking stringent action against the manufacturers.
On Thursday, When the House had met, KC Tyagi (JD-U) had showed a packet called ‘Putrajeevak Beej’, which he claimed to have bought from Divya Pharmacy that promised the delivery of a male child.
Without naming the yoga guru, he had asked “if the Government of India under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi approves of this.” Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan also opposed the sale of the drug. On the other hand, on the same day, Food and Public Distribution minister Ram Vilas Paswan had said that the Union Health minister has asked people to look into the matter of the drug.”It is a gender issue. If you are asking for only a male child, it is illegal. The health minister has asked to look into the matter,” Paswan had said.
A day later, on Friday, Ramdev, in a press conference, had claimed that the drug had nothing to do with sex determination of a child before birth and alleged that a political controversy was being brewed from in order to defame Prime Minister Narendra Modi. they focus on such a non-issue.””People are making a controversy out of a non-issue,” he had said.”What does the Putrajeevak medicine have to do with PM Modi and BJP?” he had said.”In the Parliament, they should raise issues of black money.