CPI comes down heavily on government on Ramdev agitation

Party National Secretary D Raja asked why the Government did not act against Ramdev`s agitation when it was clear from "the beginning that right-wing organistaions like RSS were involved in the protest."

New Delhi: CPI on Sunday came down heavily on
the UPA Government for not taking political parties and
Parliament into confidence while dealing with agitations by
Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev against corruption and accused it
of "undermining" democratic process.

Party National Secretary D Raja asked why the
Government did not act against Ramdev`s agitation when it was
clear from "the beginning that right-wing organistaions like
RSS were involved in the protest."

"The Government is alone responsible for the current
situation...it should have acted then...the government has
undermined democratic institutions be it Anna Hazare`s
agitation or Ramdev`s protest," he said.

He said the Government negotiated with Ramdev and
Hazare on its own and announced formation of separate
committees without consulting political parties.

He alleged that RSS and other saffron outfits were
"remote-controlling" the agitation by Baba Ramdev and accused
the BJP of being "hypocrtic".

"The timing of the fast is also to be noted. When the
BJP is holding its National Executive Meet, the fast began
here. The RSS and other people took part in it," he said.

The Rajya Sabha MP also accused the BJP of adopting
"double standards" on the issue of corruption.

Raja also asked Ramdev to clarify whether he was a
"yoga guru" or a "political person".

PTI

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