Clear stand on black money: Ramdev to govt

Last Updated: Saturday, February 5, 2011 - 15:24

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who launched his political party Bharat Swabhiman to clean up politics in the country, on Saturday hit out at the government on the issue of black money. Ramdev asked the UPA government to clear its stand on black money as this was the loot of the country’s resources.

He said he will submit a detailed memorandum to the Prime Minister soon regarding this. The spiritual guru added that he will also start a nationwide peaceful movement to bring about awareness amongst the people on the issue.

Ramdev accused the Congress-led UPA government of being evasive on the question of black money and sought to know why India had still not ratified the United Nations Convention against Corruption when 126 countries had already done so.

He further asked the government to reveal the source and amount of black money stashed in Swiss banks. According to him, this money had been accumulated because of illegal mining, bribe-taking, tax evasion and so on. He said that if this was the case then the people of this country will question the very basis of paying taxes.

First Published: Saturday, February 5, 2011 - 15:24

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