Patanjali Ayurved’s messaging
app
Kimbho‘ was today pulled down
from
Google
Play
Store, a day after its beta trial version was introduced on the platform.

The Baba Ramdev-led firm alleged that it was a conspiracy by multinational companies against a Swadeshi firm and said the
app will be back soon.

“#Patanjali #kimbho
App has fallen victim of conspiracy of foreign companies #MNCs. We regret the inconveniences. It will be back soon,” said a tweet by Patanjali Ayurved Spokesperson S K Tijarawala.

When contacted, Tijarawala said the trial version of the ‘
Kimbho
app was removed by
Google without citing any reason.

“We are communicating with them asking the reason why it was removed
from the
Play
Store,” he added.

E-mails sent to
Google did not elicit a response.

Yesterday, the Haridwar-based firm had put
Kimbho‘s trial version on
Google
Play
Store for downloads almost two months after it was taken down hastily.

It had also said the
app will be launched officially on August 27 after fixing the shortcomings.

On May 31 this year, Patanjali had removed
Kimbho, which means ‘how are you’ or ‘what’s up’ in Sanskrit,
from
Google
Play
Store and Apple’s
App
Store just a day after launch, saying it was released only for a one-day trial.

At that time, several technical experts had pointed out security flaws in the
app.

Patanjali is pitching ‘
Kimbho‘ as a competitor to Facebook-owned Whatsapp.

Patanjali, known for its range of FMCG products, had claimed that
Kimbho had witnessed around 1.5 lakh downloads in the first three hours.

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