NYT compares Ramdev to Trump, predicts he could be India’s future PM


In an apparent effort to introduce him to a Yoga-obsessed American audience and elaborating on his achievements and influence in India, a recent New York Times feature compared Ramdev to US President Donald Trump and predicted that he could be the future Prime Minister of the country.

While Ramdev’s achievements have made international headlines and he continues to grab spotlight both in India and in foreign countries, he has hardly ever been compared to an extremely controversial Trump. The NYT feature though finds many similarities. “In his own way, Ramdev is India’s answer to Donald Trump, and there is much speculation that he may run for prime minister himself,” reads the feature titled ‘The Billionaire Yogi Behind Modi’s Rise’.

It then goes on to elaborate on just why Ramdev is much like Trump. “Like Trump, he heads a multibillion-dollar empire. And like Trump, he is a bombastic TV personality whose relationship with truth is elastic; he cannot resist a branding opportunity — his name and face are everywhere in India.”

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