Ramdev threatens campaign on Lokpal issues

Yoga Guru Ramdev threatened to launch a massive campaign from January if the central government failed to take concrete steps on Lokpal Bill.

Updated: Nov 13, 2011, 20:56 PM IST

Ghazipur (UP): Yoga Guru Ramdev on Sunday threatened to launch a massive campaign from January if the
central government failed to take concrete steps on Lokpal
Bill, black money and corruption in the winter session of
Parliament.

Ramdev said the central government should bring a strong
Lokpal Bill besides taking initiatives to check price rise and
bring back black money stashed in foreign banks.

"If these demands are not taken care of in the winter
session of Parliament, I will start a massive campaign from
January next year," he said, adding that the issues would be
raised in the 2012 Assembly polls in five states.
He said he will stage a token dharna on December 1 to
press for his demands, and before that, he will write to the
Prime Minister in this regard.

Ramdev, however, maintained that he would not contest
elections.
He said he would support Sri Sri Ravishankar, Anna Hazare
and others who would campaign on the issues raised by him.

PTI