RSS appeals to Ramdev to end his fast

Mohan Bhagwat said the news of Ramdev`s deteriorating health and hospitalisation has caused great concern among people.

Last Updated: Jun 11, 2011, 14:15 PM IST

New Delhi: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday appealed to yoga guru Ramdev to end his fast against blackmoney corruption due to his falling health, maintaining that the country needs his "guidance in the movement for national regeneration."

"I prayerfully appeal to Baba Ramdev to call off his fast soon and rejoin his movement for national regeneration. Although coming from me I can see this appeal reflecting the strong sentiments of millions of countrymen and I hope that
Baba would certainly respond positively to their sentiments and feelings," Bhagwat said in a statement.

He said the news of Ramdev`s deteriorating health and hospitalisation has caused great concern among people.
"People of the country are greatly beholden to Baba for his relentless campaign against corruption and blackmoney that has awakened and inspired millions of citizens and stirred up their innate patriotism," Bhagwat said.

However, the country needs Ramdev`s active leadership at his hour in the fight against corruption and hence he should give up his fast.

"At a time when the country needs his guidance the most it is unimaginable that the Baba is lying in a hospital bed weakened by resolute fasting for more than a week. The cause of dharma he has taken up needs his active guidance.
Therein lays the good of the country," Bhagwat said.

PTI