Prasant Bhusan unhappy with Sadhvi sharing dais with Ramdev

Last Updated: Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 18:24

Kolkata: Member of Lokpal Bill Joint Drafting
Committee Prasant Bhusan on Saturday said he was `unhappy` at the
presence of Sangh Parivar leader Sadhvi Ritambhara on the dias, where Baba Ramdev is on hunger-strike against black
money, saying the platform should not be allowed to be used
by "communal" forces.
"I am unhappy with the presence of Sadhvi Ritambhara. You
cannot prevent anyone from supporting a cause but the platform
should not be allowed to be used by communal forces," Bhusan
told newsmen after an interactive sesssion here on `Can Lokpal
Bill Instil Integrity`.

Bhusan said he found most of Ramdev`s demands reasonable
although he disagreed with the yoga guru`s demand for death
penalty for the corrupt.
He also expressed doubt about the Baba`s reported claim
that the government has conceded 99 per cent of his demands.

"I don`t think that the government has conceded 99 per
cent of the demands. Only two or three of his demands have
been conceded," he said.

Questioning the government`s assurance of tabling the
Bill in the monsoon session of Parliament, he said the
process of drafting the legislation was slow.

"The government, however, can still table the Bill during
the monsoon session only if it is more serious about doing so
and holds more meetings and consultations," he said.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 18:24

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