Anna, Ramdev vow to fight for strong Lokpal

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and social activist Anna Hazare on Friday stressed on the need to bring back black money stashed abroad.

Last Updated: Apr 20, 2012, 16:11 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Gurgaon: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and social activist Anna Hazare on Friday shared the dais together pitching in for a strong Lokpal Bill and stressing on the need to bring back black money stashed abroad.

Addressing the media, Ramdev said that he will start a massive agitation against black money from May 01.

“I will tour Chhattisgarh in May and awaken people on the issue of black money,” he said.

On his turn, the anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare said that he would undertake a tour of Maharashtra from May 1 to mobilise public opinion on the issue of having a strong "Lokayukta" in every state.

“We will continue to tour the country till 2014 General Elections and will make people aware so that they raise their voice against corruption,” Hazare said.

Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev will jointly sit on a one day token fast in Delhi June 3.

Reiterating his stand for a strong anti-graft legislation, Anna Hazare said that a strong Lokayukta in every state and an effective Lokpal Bill at the Centre is the need of the hour.

Anna Hazare also announced his plans to hold a joint rally with Baba Ramdev on June 3 to highlight the issues of Jan Lokpal and black money.

"Making the government fall is not our intention... if this government is graduate in corruption, the next government will do PhD... But a government that can`t understand people`s voice, it`s not a (matter of) concern if it falls," Hazare said.

Ramdev added that the present government had no right to rule.

"It can only happen in India that after so many corruption cases the government continues."

"Time will change and a government will come that will have only those who want a strong Lokpal," Ramdev said.