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BJP appears to endorse Hazare-Ramdev agitation

BJP appeared to endorse joint agitation by Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev saying both were aware of the "economic terror unleashed on the common man".



New Delhi: BJP on Sunday appeared to endorse the joint agitation by Anna Hazare and yoga guru Ramdev tomorrow saying both were aware of the "economic terror unleashed on the common man" by UPA government led by Congress.

"I am sure whether it is Anna Hazare or whether it is Ramdev, they are fully aware of the economic situation in this country and the economic terror unleashed on the common man, going by the way the government has decided to hike the rate of petrol price.

"So, it is unacceptable to the country and I am sure that is true for Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev," BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy said when asked whether the party supported tomorrow`s agitation by the duo.

Praising Ramdev for raising the issue of black money, Rudy instead attacked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh accusing him of not initiating any step in this regard.

"Baba Ramdev has been continuously fighting against black money but the government has not given any statement on this. Black money is lying in foreign banks and the government has remained silent," he said.
"The PM had himself said within 100 days of coming back to power in UPA-II that we will get back all the black money. But not even a single rupee has come back till date. The agreement has also been signed prospectively and the government has not discussed it," he added.

Rudy said BJP is going to launch a movement against price rise, inflation and corruption and has already prepared a detailed agitational plans.

"We will launch a crusade, whether it is price rise, whether it is corruption, whether it is accountability", Rudy said.
PTI

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