Anna ji can start 'united movement' if PM Modi fails: Ramdev on black money

Days after anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare slammed the Central government for its failure to bring back black money stashed in abroad, yoga guru Ramdev on Monday urged him to give some more time to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

New Delhi: Days after anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare slammed the Central government for its failure to bring back black money stashed in abroad, yoga guru Ramdev on Monday urged him to give some more time to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“Request Anna ji to give Modi ji some more time,” Ramdev told reporters here on Black money issue.

The yoga guru-turned-activist further said, “If he (PM) fails to deliver then Anna ji can start a united movement, because in democracy we have a free-will to act.”

“People were promised during Lok Sabha elections that black money will be brought back within 100 days of BJP forming its government, that Rs 15 lakh will be deposited in the accounts of every citizen, but not even Rs 15 has come,” Hazare had earlier told reporters.

However, the 77-year-old Gandhian had refused to be drawn into the ongoing political slugfest between his two former proteges - Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal and BJP's Kiran Bedi - who are both their respective parties' chief ministerial candidates for the Delhi Assembly elections.

Last year, after Modi government had submitted 627 names of foreign bank account holders to the Supreme Court, Baba Ramdev had said that he doesn’t doubt Central government's intention on the matter.

In 2012, Ramdev had launched a nationwide campaign against black money from the Ramlila Maidan in the national capital.

 

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