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Digvijay says RSS behind Baba Ramdev's fast

PTI  New Delhi, June 03, 2011
First Published: 19:28 IST(3/6/2011) | Last Updated: 19:30 IST(3/6/2011)

Stepping up his attack on Baba Ramdev, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh today alleged that RSS was behind the yoga guru's indefinite fast beginning tomorrow.

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Frowning upon the protest action by the Baba, Singh agreed with a questioner that the Yoga guru was playing politics. "If you want to teach yoga, I have no problem ,but if you want to do politics, then join the fray".

Singh, who has been speaking against Ramdev despite a virtual gag order by the party, alleged that it has been crystal clear that the RSS volunteers were behind the Baba's protest action.

"Right from putting up the pandal to organise the meetings, everywhere there is RSS," he told reporters. Singh had yesterday dubbed Ramdev of being "more of a businessman than a Sanyasi". Singh also took a dig at K N Govindacharya for choosing Ramdev for launching the anti-corruption campaign saying that this was not expected from the RSS ideologue.

The Congress leader also sought to find faults with the method of teaching yoga by Ramdev saying that several yoga experts have expressed reservation on it. However, Singh said his party was in consultation with Baba Ramdev and he should "respect" the fact that so many senior ministers were involved in hammering out a solution to the issues raised by him.


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