Congressmen burn effigy of Ramdev in Navi Mumbai, demand his arrest

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 21:03

Thane: Congressmen from Navi Mumbai on Wednesday burnt an effigy of yoga guru Baba Ramdev and demanded his arrest for his alleged derogatory remarks targeting party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi.

Navi Mumbai Congress chief Dashrath Bhagat led a protest march here, in which a number of local party leaders and activists participated.

Members of NSUI, the party`s student wing, also took part in the agitation, which culminated in the burning of an effigy of Ramdev as a mark of protest against his remarks.

Vice-President Thane District NSUI Rahul Trimbake and General Secretary Manoj Maharana dubbed the yoga guru as an "agent" of BJP and demanded his arrest.
Last week, addressing a programme in Lucknow, Ramdev had said, "Rahul goes to Dalits` houses for honeymoon and picnic." After massive outrage, he had expressed regret.
A number of FIRs have been filed against the yoga guru, a known supporter of BJP`s Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi, under SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act in several cities for his alleged anti-Dalit remarks.

First Published: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 21:03
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