New Delhi: Anna Hazare-led civil society
supporters on Friday said Baba Ramdev has assured them that no
"communal" element would share the dais with him during his
proposed anti-corruption fast.
Asked whether Hazare and civil society activists would be
willing to take part in the fast if RSS activists were
involved in the campaign, Hazare`s associate Arvind Kejriwal
said they had discussed the issue with Ramdev who had made it
clear to them that his was a "completely independent
"We have spoken to him (Ramdev) and he said there will
be no one. Ramdev said no one (from RSS) will be there. He
said that no party or no communal element is involved in the
movement. He assured that no such element would be on the
dais", according to Kejriwal.
"We talked about it. We talked on this issue and he
told us that no communal element is involved in the movement,"
Kejriwal said in response to repeated questions on media
reports that RSS swayamsevaks were set to support Ramdev`s
Hazare, whose hunger strike for strong Lokpal had
rattled the government in April, yesterday lent support to
Ramdev`s campaign and told the yoga guru that he should not be
swayed by the overtures made by the government.
Kejriwal said Hazare and his supporter-activists would
give full support to the agitation and that Anna will join the
"We asked him (Ramdev). He told us that it is a
completely independent movement and no one (from RSS) would be
there," Kejriwal said.
Ramdev "assured us that aisa elements stage pe nahin
hoga" (such elements won`t be on the dais)", he said.