`UPA has no moral authority to stay in power`
Yoga guru Ramdev said the UPA has lost its "moral authority" to continue in power after the Supreme Court cancelled 122 spectrum licences.
New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev on Saturday said the
UPA has lost its "moral authority" to continue in power after
the Supreme Court cancelled 122 spectrum licences given to
telecom operators and alleged that the Congress was after him
since he started his campaign on black money issue.
Ramdev along with Janata Party President Subramanian
Swamy launched the Action Committee Against Corruption in
India that has members from all sections of the society. The
ACACI would work on a legislation on the black money issue.
Addressing the inaugural function, the yoga guru targeted
Congress and BSP on the issue of corruption and sought to know
why the ruling party at the Centre is the first to come for
its defence whenever he talks about corruption.
"The Supreme Court has cancelled 122 licences given by
the Government. It has cancelled everything. But the
Government says the Court has not said anything about it. This
government does not have the moral authority to continue," he
"The people will not tolerate this government for long.
They will speak," he said.
Ramdev also targeted BSP and Congress, saying "either
hand (election symbol of Congress) eats money or elephant
(election symbol of BSP) eats money."
He claimed that he was not targeting any particular party
and he does not understand why Congress jumps to its defence
when he talks about corruption.
"They themselves come for defence. We never targeted any
party. We never gave any clean chit. They themselves think we
talk about them," he said.
He also alleged that there was influence of CIA, KGB, ISI
and Mosad on the government.
Ramdev also took a dig at the government`s Lokpal Bill,
saying it is not "aimed at eradicating corruption but aimed at
furthering corruption in the country."