Ramdev joins Team Anna fast
Yoga guru Ramdev today joined Team Anna's indefinite fast on the third day of the agitation, which has so far failed to evoke popular support, even as he disapproved attacks against President Pranab Mukherjee.delhi Updated: Jul 27, 2012 17:08 IST
Yoga guru Ramdev today joined Team Anna's indefinite fast on the third day of the agitation, which has so far failed to evoke popular support, even as he disapproved attacks against President Pranab Mukherjee.
Ramdev, who along with 2,000 supporters marched from Ramlila Maidan to Jantar Mantar, the venue of Team Anna's fast, joined Anna Hazare and his fasting colleagues -- Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia.
Team Anna's fast, which entered the third day today, has been witnessing very low-turnout and this morning some people obstructed the media from covering the event with organisers blaming outsiders.
The crowd count was around 300 at 11 AM when Anna Hazare took the dais along with his close aides at Jantar Mantar. The protest site wore a deserted look with people seen only near the stage.
However, after Ramdev's appearance, about 3,000 people had collected at the venue.
Ramdev disapproved of Team Anna attacking President Pranab Mukherjee, saying it is not proper to criticise a person holding the highest Constitutional office.
Ramdev also said while he would continue to support the Anna Hazare movement he was against personal attacks on anyone.
"President is a Constitutional post. One should not criticise those who occupy Constitutional posts. Even Anna Hazare agrees with this," Ramdev told reporters at Ramlila Maidan, where he would launch his agitation against blackmoney from August 9.
First Published: Jul 27, 2012 17:07 IST