Lucknow: Yoga guru Ramdev on Monday termed team
Anna member Prashant Bhushan`s comments on Kashmir as
"dangerous" and "shameful", and said he should be booked
for the "divisive" remarks.
"A member of team Anna gave some statement recently. If
people associated with social campaigns give divisive
statements, it is unfortunate and shameful," Ramdev told
"As per the law, everyone has the freedom of expression,
but this issue is about morality and patriotism. The person
should show loyalty towards the nation," he said.
In a reply to a question, Ramdev said "a case should be
lodged against such persons."
"If members of team Anna will get impatient and give
such statements then it will result in lack of confidence
among people towards social campaigns," he said.
"Anna Hazare should clear his stand on the issue and
core committee of the team should take some decision as it is
related to unity of the country and is a serious matter," he
Referring to Anna Hazare`s statement that he would
work with Congress if the UPA government ensures passage of a
strong Lokpal Bill, Ramdev said "my campaign will continue
till the three issues of black money, corruption and change in
system are addressed."
"Black money is a bigger issue than corruption," he
The defeat of the Congress in the Hisar Lok Sabha bypoll
was a big indication towards changing political scenario,
"The Congress has lost all constitutional and moral
rights to continue in power," he said.
Ramdev said "if the party does not introspect and
clarify its plan of action on the issues of black money,
corruption and change in system, then Congress will have to
face defeat in future elections, including Uttar Pradesh."
"I will start my yatra from Etawah in UP again from
tomorrow and there will be a big movement before the
elections," he said.
Ramdev, however, said he would give a last chance to the
Congress and if it did not work properly then there would
be open opposition.