Ramdev threatens to launch nationwide agitation
New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev on Wednesday threatened
to launch a nationwide agitation against UPA, starting from
five poll-bound states, if it did not take "decisive" steps to
bring the Jan Lokpal Bill and repatriate black money stashed
abroad in the winter session of Parliament.
In a letter shot off to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,
the yoga guru, who was bundled out of Delhi during his June
agitation at Ramlila Maidan against corruption, underlined his
demands and set a one-week deadline for being informed about
the measures taken to address his concerns.
He said he was demanding that the Jan Lokpal bill be
passed in the Winter session and efforts be made to bring back
black money stashed abroad. He also said there was a need for
change in the system.
"If the government does not take important and decisive
steps on these three issues in the winter session, then I will
be forced to organise agitations in the five poll-bound
states, including Uttar Pradesh, and later extend it to other
parts of the country," he told reporters while releasing
copies of his letter to the Prime Minister.