The news of Yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali making inroads in telecom sector broke on Monday. There were reports of Swadeshi SIM being launched in partnership with BSNL with a Rs 144 plan. However, later it was confirmed that the reports were false.
As per a report in the Indian Express, the news was misconstrued as the BSNL and Patanjali tie-up is for employees. Patanjali has issued a statement saying that the information was incorrect and it further adds, “Patanjali has collaborated with BSNL for low rate calls, and other benefits, for its own workers across the country.”
According to a press release from Patanjali, ‘Swadeshi’ initiative is only for the employees of the company across the country. The plan includes low rate calls and other benefits. This new BSNL plan is for Rs 144 and will give Patanjali employees unlimited calls on local and STD, roaming on all sectors, 2GB of data per day along with 100 SMS free per day.
Though we know the news isn’t true, Twitter came up with hilarious one-liners about the ‘partnership’
1. Means more trees?
#patanjalisim doesn’t need any tower, its just simple
Plant a tree it will fetch network for u
Patanjali Sim Card
— Mr. 360’™ (@Mr_360Abd) May 29, 2018
2. One SIM, many flavors!
#PatanjaliSIM will be available in Tulsi , Adark and Mulethi flavours. You can chew them if you face network issue.
— Hunट₹₹(@nickhunterr) May 29, 2018
3. Get. Set. Go
— Virat ki deewani (@chatpataka100) May 29, 2018
4. Go Yoga way!
Earlier: Get a good education > Graduate from a top B School > Land a dream job > Maybe you get successful and rise to the top
Now: Become a Yoga guru > You’re a billionaire!#PatanjaliSim
— Rohan Parekh (@rohan_parekh95) May 29, 2018
5. Get that clear!
With #PatanjaliSim you can send nudes only if u r a Naga Baba.
— Vipul Goyal (@HumorouslyVipul) May 29, 2018
6. Gaumutra solves everything
Is it true that to activate International Roaming on #PatanjaliSim you have to put few drops of Gaumutra on it?
— Atul Khatri (@one_by_two) May 29, 2018
7. Wink wink!
Patanjali sim wala mobile lock wink karke hi khulega.#patanjalisim
— DJ (@djaywalebabu) May 29, 2018
8. Fitness, you know!
Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali has tied up with BSNL to launch Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM cards. If this isn’t a BRILLIANT strategic brand partnership, then I don’t know what is, because you anyway end up doing about 14 different yoga asanas trying to get a bar of signal on a BSNL sim card.
— Akshar (@AksharPathak) May 28, 2018
9. Now you know all the asanas
Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali has tied up with BSNL to launch Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM card.
Calls to Customer Care will be like
*Do Navasana for English*
*Hindi ke liye chakrasana karein*
Caller *angrily* : there’s no network, what do I do?
Executive : Anulom Vilom.
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) May 28, 2018
10. In case you had further questions.
Patanjali has launched new SIM cards.
The tariff plans will be extremely Flexible.
— Shridhar V (@iimcomic) May 29, 2018