Baba Ramdev asks his supporters to get ready for jail
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who is on a fast at Delhi's Ramlila Ground demanding immediate steps to bring back black money, has asked his supporters to pack their bags and get ready to go to jail.delhi Updated: Aug 13, 2012 11:13 IST
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who is on a fast at Delhi's Ramlila Ground demanding immediate steps to bring back black money, on Monday asked his supporters to pack their bags and get ready to go to jail.
Ramdev will speak at 10am and will tell his supporters about future course of action. The security has been tightened in the national capital in view of Ramdev's threat of a revolution. The security has also been increased outside the Ramlila Maidan.
He had on Sunday deferred to Monday the announcement of his next course of action. A march to Parliament and a mass courting of arrest aren’t ruled out.
He declared, it is now time for a "nationwide mahakranti' in every home, every lane of every village across each district".
The yoga guru, who began the fast on August 9 saying he had no political agenda and the stir was not against a particular party, launched a diatribe against the Congress.
"We will now go from village to village telling them may be Congress people own this black money and so they do not want to declare it national asset," he told his supporters at Ramlila Grounds.
"No, it is not that we feel so, they have proved it by not taking action."
The Congress was not bringing in the lokpal bill because it feared its ministers would be jailed if a strong anti-graft law was put in place, he said.
The rhetoric was similar to the one that was heard during his last year's stir at the ground that ended in a midnight purge by the police, with Ramdev fleeing the spot in a woman's guise.
Former army chief VK Singh and Kiran Bedi, a member of the erstwhile Team Anna, visited Ramdev, who invited political leaders to join his protest.
First Published: Aug 13, 2012 08:43 IST