Bangalore: Sangh Parivar leader Sadhvi
Ritambhara on Friday said controversies and talk on individuals
should be brushed aside, and the full energy and focus should
be on the issue of tackling corruption and black money.
"After great difficulty, people get a leadership which
fights on issue", she told reporters. Ritambhara termed the
present days as an "auspicious time" for the fight against
corruption and black money, and said it should not be frittered
away by controversies and focusing on various individuals.
On social activist Swami Agnivesh expressing apprehension
over her presence on the dais with Baba Ramdev at Ramlila
grounds, Ritambhara said she participated in the protest in her
capacity as a citizen of the country, and one who is agitated
over the corrupt system."It`s my right and my duty",she added.
On the controversy over Agnivesh`s statement about her
being communal, she said it`s an attempt to divert attention
from the fight against corruption. "Don`t talk about
individuals; focus on the issue", Ritambhara said.
She said all saints are with Ramdev but hastened to add
it`s a national issue, and not just confined to sadhus.
Ritambhara also said she plans to set up a "Vatsalya Gram"
in Karnataka, adding a search is on to find land.
She said "Vatsalya Gram substitutes orphanage for children,
`Nari Niketan` for widows, separated or thrown out of the
family or destitute women and old age home for elderly persons
who have been ill-treated by their own children".