TNI Bureau: Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev emerged as the leader of Anti-Congress Alliances, who dared the government declaring war on Congress. Even BJP-led NDA and parties like Samajwadi Party and BSP came out in support of the monk in fight against black money.
Ramdev’s plan for sitting outside Parliament might have been foiled by Delhi Police, but he could not be ignored by the Congress as he might be a big threat to the government in the 2014 polls.
The Yoga Guru was detained along with his supporters while marching towards Parliament against black money. His slogans: “Congress hatao, desh bachao – Remove the Congress, save the nation” echoed in the air and disturbed the government for which Delhi police tightened the security across the national capital and took measures to prevent him from moving toward Parliament.
Ramdev and his supporters were not allowed to cross the Ranjeet Singh flyover. Even a temporary jail was set up at the Rajiv Gandhi stadium. The protesters were taken by bus to Bawana, north-west Delhi.
However, his protest did not end here. He said that the agitation will continue in a non-violent manner. He made it clear that he does not have any political agenda, but for the sake of nation, he will continue protest against black money and corruption till end of his life.
Backing Ramdev, BJP president Nitin Gadkari slammed the government. He defended Ramdev’s close aide Balkrishna, who is in jail in connection with a fake passport case. Speaking at the Ramlila Maidan, Gadkari said, “People like Balkrishna who talk about black money are put in jail.”
He said that the Congress is harassing and arresting people, who are raising voice against corruption and black money. The government is blackmailing Ramdev and his aides with the help of CBI.
NDA ally JDU, Akali, and Janata Party came out in support of Ramdev saying the black money should be brought back to India. Even SP and BSP backed his movement. The presence of NDA leaders at Ramlila on stage with Ramdev showed that Congress will face hindrance in the 2014 polls.