Unfortunate to equate RSS, SIMI: Baba Ramdev

Yoga Guru Ramdev on Saturday described as unfortunate Congress leader Rahul Gandhi drawing a parallel between RSS and banned terror outfit SIMI.

Updated: Oct 30, 2010, 17:45 PM IST

Lucknow: Yoga Guru Ramdev on Saturday described as
unfortunate Congress leader Rahul Gandhi drawing a parallel
between RSS and banned terror outfit SIMI.

"Equating RSS with SIMI is unfortunate," he told reporters
here.
The Yoga Guru said, "Since the inception of RSS, none of
its top leaders has been found having any link with terrorism.
In fact, the organisation has done a lot for the society in
various fields whether education or health."

He was reacting to Rahul`s remark earlier this month that
both RSS and SIMI preached "hardline fundamentalist
ideologies."

Terming corruption as a political problem, Ramdev said he
has lauched a campaign against the evil and feared that he
might be eliminated by "people in the government" for raising
his voice.

"By launching the Bharat Swabhiman campaign against
corruption and in favour of Swadeshi, I have given an open
invitation to death. But whether I live or not, corruption
should not stay in the country. And if anything happens to me,
the government will be responsible," he said.

Calling the Shunglu committee probe into alleged
corruption in Commonwealth Games a "sham", Ramdev had
yesterday said that he, along with a group of civil society
activists including Kiran Bedi and Arvind Kerjariwal will file
an FIR in the case with the Delhi Police on November 12.
He alleged that huge funds had been misutilised in the CWG
projects and said Rs one lakh crore spent on the Games could
have been used to set up 1,000 universities in the country.

"I had met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress
leader Rahul Gandhi and gave them three solutions to root out
corruption," he said.

The first solution was that the government should adopt a
policy of currency recall where notes of big denominations
should be taken back, the Yoga Guru said.

"Secondly, a stringent law with a provision of capital
punishment should be framed. Lastly, money deposited in
foreign countries should be brought back to the country," he
said.

"The Prime Minister assured me that efforts will be made
to bring back money deposited in foreign banks," he said.

PTI