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?"