No differences between Govt, Cong over Ramdev: Khurshid

Union Water Resources Minister Salman Khurshid said there were no differences between the government and Congress over handling of the proposed fast to be undertaken by yoga guru Baba Ramdev.

Updated: Jun 03, 2011, 00:02 AM IST

Mumbai: Union Water Resources Minister Salman
Khurshid on Thursday said there were no differences between the
government and Congress over handling of the proposed fast to
be undertaken by yoga guru Baba Ramdev.

"There are no differences between the government and the
party on the Ramdev issue. Government always conducts itself
on the path laid down by the party," he told reporters here on
the the sidelines of a function at the Indian Merchants
Chambers (IMC) here.

Khurshid, however, admitted a picture about the presumed
differences may have emerged since the party has more freedom
whereas the government has restrictions.

Worried over Baba Ramdev`s threat to go on fast, the
Centre had, in an unprecedented action yesterday, sent three
senior ministers to receive the yoga guru at the Delhi airport
in a bid to persuade him not to go ahead with the protest.

Khurshid`s comments come in wake of reports that
Congress had disapproved of the government`s action.

Asked about the standoff over Lokpal Bill, Khurshid,
a member of the joint drafting panel, said ordinary citizens
feel there is an urgent need to tackle corruption.

"Some decisions appear good and some bad. Let`s see how
things develop," he said. The minister expressed confidence
that the solution to get rid of the menace of corruption would
be found.

PTI