BJP supports Ramdev`s agitation against corruption
BJP and RSS, along with other Sangh affiliates, have extended their support to Ramdev`s fast.
Lucknow: BJP on Saturday extended its "full
support" to Baba Ramdev`s fast against corruption and accused
the Congress of "double standards" on the issue, saying while
Ministers hold talks with him, some party leaders criticise
the yoga guru`s agitation.
"Baba Ramdev is sitting on a fast at the Ramlila
ground in Delhi. Whoever fights against corruption, he and his
movement has our full support," BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz
BJP and RSS, along with other Sangh affiliates, have
extended their support to Ramdev`s fast. However, BJP was
evasive when asked if it would participate in Ramdev`s
But some members close to the Sangh Parivar have
joined the yoga guru at Ramlila grounds.
"We have extended moral support to him," Hussain said.
He maintained that it was senior BJP leader LK Advani
who had first raised the issue of Indian black money stashed
abroad when he mentioned it during the 2009 Lok Sabha
BJP also took potshots at Congress general secretary
Digvijay Singh, asking him to clarify whose "agent" he was and
at whose behest he was making statements against Ramdev.
Singh had earlier alleged that Ramdev was an agent of
"We never take Digvijay Singh`s statements seriously.
But now we do as he is speaking as an agent of somebody. He
should clarify whose agent he is. He is general secretary of
Sonia Gandhi," Hussain said.
He accused Congress of adopting double-standards and
this had been seen earlier in the Shah Bano case.
Hussain said on one hand, the UPA ministers go to the
airport to receive Ramdev and on the other hand Digvijay Singh
talks about putting him in jail.
"I challenge him to send a person to jail. This
country is a democracy and not a dictatorship. Rule of law
prevails here. He should take back his statement," Hussain
Asked about BJP`s support to Ramdev, the BJP
spokesperson insisted that BJP and the Sangh Parivar "loves"
everybody who supports the fight against corruption.
Hussain maintained that such matters take time to bear
"Getting results takes time. We are fully confident
that Ramdev (his movement) will definitely achieve success,"