Golflinks to Claridges; media chases Ramdev, ministers
The confusion to locate the actual place of the meeting between the Yoga guru and senior ministers Kapil Sibal and Subodh Kant Sahay began as soon as Ramdev left Ramlila maidan with no information on his destination.
New Delhi: The media was made to scurry
from one `hotspot` to the other in the national capital
chasing the entourage of Baba Ramdev and Union Ministers
before the two sides started their fresh round of talks to
further discuss the demands raised by the yoga guru.
The confusion to locate the actual place of the
meeting between the Yoga guru and senior ministers Kapil Sibal
and Subodh Kant Sahay began as soon as Ramdev left Ramlila
maidan with no information on his destination.
Media personnel first rushed to the Golf Links after
the buzz that the meeting was to take place in a guest house
only to find out that the information was as better as a wild
goose chase. The media troops then left for Hotel Claridges
after getting the information that participants of the talks
and their associates were closeted there.
As a group of journalists kept waiting in the hotel
for some information on the talks, the security staff
asked them either to "order" some eatables or leave the
As media personnel protested about the behaviour of
the staff, Ramdev`s staff intervened and asked the hotel staff
to be patient with the waiting journalists.
Soon a posse of Delhi Police personnel arrived at the
hotel after being called by the hotel security staff, only to
advise the staff not to escalate the matter as the meeting
would end soon.
"We were not being allowed to even sit at the hotel.
We just waited at the ground floor to see that the meeting
finishes and we can get some information," a journalist said.
A convoy of TV broadcast vans also swooped around the
hotel but the cameramen were not allowed to enter the premises
by the security personnel.
The media personnel who were curious to obtain some
information on the secretive meeting were also found to be
rushing between the two hotel gates to check if the meeting
was still on or has finished.