Baba Ramdev’s 3-day fast ends today, warns of revolution

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baba-ramdevAug 11, New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev three-day fast on the issues of black money and corruption will end at Ramlila Ground in New Delhi on Saturday. On Friday, Ramdev said that he will not leave the protest venue without a “big decision” from government on steps to bring back blackmoney and enactment of a strong Lokpal law.

“Only after a big decision from the government, we will leave Ramlila Maidan,” the yoga guru has said. “Government has to declare its agenda on blackmoney, tackling corruption and system change. Our motive is not to tarnish, overthrow or insult anybody,” he said on Friday.

Expressing concern over the blackmoney menace in the country, the yoga guru in his address on Friday has said that India can win gold in corruption. “India could have won gold if there was a competition for corruption in the Olympics”, Ramdev said.

He also sought political will from the Prime Minister to bring back blackmoney stashed abroad. “The government has the list of people who have stashed away blackmoney in foreign shores. We don’t want the names of those people, but at least disclose the amount at least. What is the harm in it? Why is the government reluctant?” he asked.

The yoga guru asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to demostrate “political honesty and political will” in bringing back black money stashed away in foreign shores which can be spent on empowering the people. “We need an honest Prime Minister. I want the current Prime Minister to demonstrate his political honesty and political will on the issue of blackmoney. “

He also claimed that terrorism and Naxalism in the country can be tackled if the government controls the flow of black money and the rising inflation.

“The government has the list of people who have stashed away black money in foreign shores. We don’t want the names of those people, but at least disclose the amount at least. What is the harm in it? Why is the government reluctant?” he asked.

Baba Ramdev had earlier said that his movement would continue for at least 50 years.

This is Ramdev’s second agitation in New Delhi on the graft issue. Baba Ramdev’s last outing at the Ramlila Maidan, in June last year, saw a midnight police crackdown with authorities claiming that he violated norms agreed upon. He was caught by police, while trying to flee from the protesting venue in a woman’s dress.

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