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Fight against corruption will continue: Ramdev

Baba Ramdev was released from the hospital today after he ended his 9 day long fast over the issue.

Updated: Jun 14, 2011, 14:56 PM IST

Dehradun: Yoga guru Ramdev was Tuesday
discharged from a city hospital after which he said he would
continue his campaign for return of black money stashed away
abroad.

"We want that people with clean background should only
go to Parliament and assemblies. We want that about Rs 4 lakh
crore blackmoney stashed away abroad should be brought back," Ramdev told reporters after being discharged from the
Himalayan Hospital here.

"We have not committed any sin by waging a war
against corruption and seeking return of black money from
foreign countries. The fight against corruption will continue
with the help of all countrymen till the last breath," he
said.

46-year-old Ramdev said the movement was started for
the welfare of people so that children of poor farmers can
also become doctors and engineers.

Criticising the government for the crackdown on his
supporters at Ramlila Grounds in Delhi, he said what his
supporters faced during that "black night will not go waste".

"In the corrupt system, there will be a sea change,
he said, expressing support for Rajbala, who is battling for
life after suffering spinal injuries at Ramlila Grounds.

The yoga guru ended his nine-day-long fast on June 11
following appeals by Sri Sri Ravishankar and other spiritual
leaders. He had gone on a hunger strike on June 4 demanding
tougher anti-corruption laws. In a statement, Ramdev said injustice being done to
farmers and poor land owners in the name of land acquisition
should stop.

He also said that education in technical courses like
medical and engineering should be provided in all Indian
languages.

Earlier in the day, Dr S L Jethani Medical
Superintendent, Himalayan Hospital, said, "We have advised
Ramdev to abstain from yoga for two-three days and take rest.
Once he has improved he can get back to his regular schedule.

"Ramdev`s health is stable. His blood pressure and
pulse rate has improved," Jethani said.

The yoga guru`s close associate, Balakrishna, said,
"We will continue our fight against corruption and black money
till our last breath.The whole nation is with us. Ramdevji
will teach yoga and also continue to fight corruption.

"We are thankful to the people who supported us in our
movement. We are determined to start this movement afresh with
revised strategy. But for now he will take rest for about a
week," he said.

PTI