Mumbai BJP to protest action against Ramdev
City BJP acitivists would be on a day-long hunger-strike at Azad Maidan.
Mumbai: Local BJP workers and leaders would
join in the nationwide protest called by the party against
the police action against Baba Ramdev and his followers.
City BJP acitivists, including BJP Mumbai president Raj
Purohit, would be on a day-long hunger-strike at Azad Maidan
from Sunday evening, till tomorrow, Purohit said.
Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly, Eknath
Khadse; state BJP leaders Vinod Tawde, Kirit Somaiya, and
others would be taking part in the agitation.
"It is the right of every Indian to raise his voice
against corruption. We are supporting this and it is not BJP`s
agitation. We are following the Gandhian way of dharna
(sit-in)," Purohit said.
He compared police`s action at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi to
Jalianwala Bag incident.
"Like Baba Ramdev, BJP has been demanding an end to
corruption. The way the government has behaved is unfair and
they are cheating people... Approximately 700 BJP supporters
are expected to join us at Azad Maidan this evening," General
Secretary of BJP Mumbai, Vivekanand Gupta, said.