Gadkari assures support to Ramdev, criticises Sonia Gandhi

Yoga guru Ramdev on Monday met BJP president Nitin Gadkari to seek his party`s support for his campaign against black money.

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev on Monday met BJP president Nitin Gadkari to seek his party`s support for campaign against black money.

Addressing the reporters here, Gadkari said that his party will support Ramdev’s fight against black money. “I will also request other political parties to join support this movement,” the BJP president said.

“I have handed over a signed letter to Ramdevji promising him of supporting the movement. This movement is not political and everyone should support this as it is for the betterment of the country.”

Criticising Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s comments on civil society, the BJP president said that such allegations are baseless. “It is unfortunate that she has made such comments against Baba Ramdev and Anna Hazare,” Gadkari added.

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi today attacked the Opposition and civil society for levelling "baseless" allegations against the Prime Minister, government and Congress. "We will have to fight fiercely against such allegations which are part of a conspiracy," the Congress president said.

Meanwhile, Baba Ramdev, who had during his fast at Jantar Mantar yesterday said that he would approach all political parties for their support to the anti-corruption movement, said “I have also requested time from Sonia Gandhi and other political parties as well.”

“This is not an issue of any single political party but transparent effective procedure should be made by government to bring back the black money,” Ramdev said in a joint press conference with the BJP president. “No politics is being played and the nation is above all,” he added.

“Communist Party of India (CPI) leader AB Bardhan has given me an appointment for June 15, JD(U) president Sharad Yadavis has agreed to meet on June 07, Prakash Karat is expected to meet me in a day or two.”

“In all, I have got response from ten political parties,” Ramdev said.

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