Day 9 of fast, Sri Sri to meet Ramdev again

  • ANI, Dehradun
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  • Updated: Jun 12, 2011 11:11 IST

Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar will meet Baba Ramdev for a third time today in a bid to persuade him to end his fast-unto-death protest against corruption and black money, which has entered its ninth day.

"I am adamant that he will give up his fast. I will stay here as long as it takes for him to give up his fast," Sri Sri told mediapersons on Saturday.

The spiritual guru also expressed his willingness to mediate between the yoga guru and the government.

"I am always ready for reconciliation, the issue is sensitive. If the government wants to do something, then I am always ready to talk", he added

The Uttarakhand government has already appealed to Baba Ramdev to end his fast.

"We have asked him to break his fast, his well being is very important for India and for the world as he has established India''s identity in the world in all spheres. Everyone is looking upto him and it is important for him to recover to fulfill his efforts for our country," said Uttarakhand Agriculture Minister Trivendra Rawat.

Many other political leaders, especially from NDA-ruled states like Punjab and Madhya Pradesh, also tried, but failed to convince Baba Ramdev to give up his fast-unto-death.

The fasting yoga guru was shifted on a stretcher to a waiting ambulance at his Patanjali Yogpeeth and taken out of Haridwar on Friday.

Ramdev was given glucose on Friday, but he has refused to end his hunger strike.

The yoga guru has been on a hunger strike against corruption along with 65,000 followers when the Delhi Police on the Central government''s orders dismantled the elaborate camp late on the night of June 4 that had been set up at New Delhi''s Ramlila Maidan.


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