Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray, who had asked people to hoist black flags against the eviction of Baba Ramdev from Ramlila Maidan, criticised Ramdev and Anna Hazare on Wednesday saying they were funded by corporates.
“I don’t have evidence for what I am saying. But one needs to check the source behind Anna’s brains. I wonder how he spends so much time and money for his campaigns — he travels by cars and planes — who are the corporates behind this?” he asked.
Thackeray slammed the government for the mushrooming of such campaigns and growing publicity of ‘such people’.
“The Centre is losing its grip on the country and that is the reason why people like Hazare and Ramdev have come up,” he said.
Taking a potshot at the media, Thackeray said these campaigns were also backed by strong publicity.