Ramdev`s agitation "expensive": Medha Patkar
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Last Updated: Friday, June 03, 2011, 19:43
Mumbai: Social activist Medha Patkar -- who recently concluded her own hunger strike over the issue of removal of slums in Mumbai – on Friday said that Baba Ramdev's agitation was "expensive".

"Such expensive agitations show a different face of protest. We are also against corruption, but such an expensive agitation...by spending crores," Patkar said here.

The corporatisation of economic policy has led to black money, Patkar said. She cautioned against Ramdev's agitation turning into a mere mass gathering.

Patkar also flayed the government over the difference in treatment meted out to Ramdev and Anna Hazare, without naming the latter. "The state should not discriminate between agitations. Ministers going to airport (to receive Ramdev).. It sends out a different message," she said.

"Are they behaving as ministers or (Ramdev's) followers?" Patkar said.


First Published: Friday, June 03, 2011, 19:43

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