Ramdev says he is being victimised

Last Updated: Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 18:22

New Delhi: Alleging that he is being
"victimised" for raising issues like black money and
corruption, Yoga guru Ramdev said he was willing to put
behind the past and talk to the Government if it takes a clear
stand on three issues including change in the system.

Addressing a press conference here, Ramdev also
indirectly attacked the Congress, saying except one party at
the Centre no other political outfit has a problem in
declaring black money as national wealth.

"For a long time I have been talking about black money
and corruption. For this reason, several officials from
different agencies have been deputed against me and my
supporters. They have set the CBI after my aide Balkrishna,"
he alleged.

"Students are not being allowed in our Ayurvedic
college. We are being victimised in different ways," he said.
However, the Yoga guru also sought to reach out to the
Congress and Government, saying he was ready to forget "old
issues."

"We are ready to forget old issues and we can talk to
them, but they need to clear their stand on three issues -
black money, corruption, change in the system," he said.

Ramdev was apparently referring to the late night swoop
on his fast at Ramlila Maidan by the Delhi Police on June 5
that resulted in injuries to several people. The yoga guru was
bundled out of Delhi after the incident.

Attacking Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh,
Ramdev said Gandhi was called a Mahatma when he talked about
`Swadeshi`, but when he spoke on similar lines he was termed a
`big thug`.

"This is happening because we created a mass movement
against corruption and black money," he said.

He said Singh has a habit of saying wrong things and is
forthcoming in giving clean-chit to corrupt people.

"He has called Batla house encounter fake, but I do not
wish to talk about bad people on the auspicious day of Makar
Sankranti," he said.

While talking about 2G scam, Bofors and illegal mining,
Ramdev said, "Black money stashed in foreign banks has been
looted from 121 crore people in India through such scams."

The yoga guru said action in cases of corruption should
be taken against all those responsible and saving someone to
make other person a scapegoat should not happen.

On black money and corruption, Ramdev said he had written
letters to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President
Sonia Gandhi and leaders of other political parties.

"We are waiting for their replies and after receiving
them, we will talk to the public," he said.

Asked whether he would target or support any single party
in the upcoming Assembly polls, Ramdev said, "After knowing
the stand of all parties on black money and corruption we
would inform the public about their views."

"We have asked for permission to conduct various cultural
programmes in poll-bound states but if it is not granted, we
would organise a mass movement. Candidates of political
parties would be invited to give their opinion on black money
at these programmes," he said.

He alleged that after the death of Libyan leader Muammar
Gaddafi, the account of his illegal assets came to light. "I
am not comparing Gaddafi to our leaders, but just saying that
after the death of a corrupt person, the accumulation of his
black money is revealed," he said.

Asserting that he had no differences with Anna Hazare,
Ramdev said they need to support each other for the "big
fight" ahead.
While talking about 2G scam, Bofors and illegal mining,
Ramdev said, "Black money stashed in foreign banks has been
looted from 121 crore people in India through such scams."

The yoga guru said action in cases of corruption should
be taken against all those responsible and saving someone to
make other person a scapegoat should not happen.

On black money and corruption, Ramdev said he had written
letters to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President
Sonia Gandhi and leaders of other political parties.

"We are waiting for their replies and after receiving
them, we will talk to the public," he said.

Asked whether he would target or support any single party
in the upcoming Assembly polls, Ramdev said, "After knowing
the stand of all parties on black money and corruption we
would inform the public about their views."

"We have asked for permission to conduct various cultural
programmes in poll-bound states but if it is not granted, we
would organise a mass movement. Candidates of political
parties would be invited to give their opinion on black money
at these programmes," he said.

He alleged that after the death of Libyan leader Muammar
Gaddafi, the account of his illegal assets came to light. "I
am not comparing Gaddafi to our leaders, but just saying that
after the death of a corrupt person, the accumulation of his
black money is revealed," he said.

Asserting that he had no differences with Anna Hazare,
Ramdev said they need to support each other for the "big
fight" ahead.
While talking about 2G scam, Bofors and illegal mining,
Ramdev said, "Black money stashed in foreign banks has been
looted from 121 crore people in India through such scams."

The yoga guru said action in cases of corruption should
be taken against all those responsible and saving someone to
make other person a scapegoat should not happen.

On black money and corruption, Ramdev said he had written
letters to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President
Sonia Gandhi and leaders of other political parties.

"We are waiting for their replies and after receiving
them, we will talk to the public," he said.

Asked whether he would target or support any single party
in the upcoming Assembly polls, Ramdev said, "After knowing
the stand of all parties on black money and corruption we
would inform the public about their views."

"We have asked for permission to conduct various cultural
programmes in poll-bound states but if it is not granted, we
would organise a mass movement. Candidates of political
parties would be invited to give their opinion on black money
at these programmes," he said.

He alleged that after the death of Libyan leader Muammar
Gaddafi, the account of his illegal assets came to light. "I
am not comparing Gaddafi to our leaders, but just saying that
after the death of a corrupt person, the accumulation of his
black money is revealed," he said.

Asserting that he had no differences with Anna Hazare,
Ramdev said they need to support each other for the "big
fight" ahead. While talking about 2G scam, Bofors and illegal mining,
Ramdev said, "Black money stashed in foreign banks has been
looted from 121 crore people in India through such scams."

The yoga guru said action in cases of corruption should
be taken against all those responsible and saving someone to
make other person a scapegoat should not happen.

On black money and corruption, Ramdev said he had written
letters to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President
Sonia Gandhi and leaders of other political parties.

"We are waiting for their replies and after receiving
them, we will talk to the public," he said.

Asked whether he would target or support any single party
in the upcoming Assembly polls, Ramdev said, "After knowing
the stand of all parties on black money and corruption we
would inform the public about their views."

"We have asked for permission to conduct various cultural
programmes in poll-bound states but if it is not granted, we
would organise a mass movement. Candidates of political
parties would be invited to give their opinion on black money
at these programmes," he said.

He alleged that after the death of Libyan leader Muammar
Gaddafi, the account of his illegal assets came to light. "I
am not comparing Gaddafi to our leaders, but just saying that
after the death of a corrupt person, the accumulation of his
black money is revealed," he said.

Asserting that he had no differences with Anna Hazare,
Ramdev said they need to support each other for the "big
fight" ahead.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 18:22

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