Ramdev frustrated over non-inclusion in panel, says Hindu body

A prominent Hindu body criticised Baba Ramdev for describing the joint committee to draft the Jan Lokpal Bill as being "plagued by dynasty", saying it shows the yoga guru`s frustration over not being included in the panel.

Updated: Apr 10, 2011, 20:30 PM IST

Haridwar: A prominent Hindu religious body
on Sunday criticised Baba Ramdev for describing the joint
committee to draft the Jan Lokpal Bill as being "plagued by
dynasty", saying it shows the yoga guru`s frustration over not
being included in the panel.

"Ramdev has appointed his brothers, brothers-in-law
and other close relatives as heads of various establishments
and factories run by his organisation. When he himself is
promoting dynasty, how can he oppose others on this ground,
Akhil Bhartiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP) spokesman Baba Hathyogi
told reporters here.
"It seems the yoga guru is frustrated for not being
taken into the panel," he said.

The Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad is the apex
organisation of Hindu saints and ascetics.

Objecting to the presence of father-son duo Shanti and
Prashant Bhushan on the joint panel to draft the anti-graft
bill, Baba Ramdev had yesterday said in a statement that the
committee was "plagued by dynasty" and nepotism which could
defeat its purpose.
However, he backtracked on his statement today saying he
had no problem with inclusion of the father-son duo, both of
them lawyers, in the drafting panel.

PTI