Baba claims victory after govt agrees to his demands
HRD minister Kapil Sibal today said the government had agreed to most of the demands of Baba Ramdev, and that there was some misunderstanding with the yoga guru earlier. Ramdev begins fast against corruption | Conspiracy to sabotage fast: Yoga guru | PicsUpdated: Jun 04, 2011 20:46 IST
Union minister Kapil Sibal on Saturday said the government had agreed to most of the demands of Baba Ramdev, and that there was some misunderstanding with the yoga guru earlier.
Talking to reporters here, Sibal said the government had agreed to constitute a committee to form a law for tracking black money and declaring it a national asset. However, Ramdev thought that the government was unwilling to formulate a law, he said.
"I talked to him on phone today and explained that constituting a committee means law will be formed.
"Perhaps Ramdevji had some misapprehension because we said that we will make a committee... in six months, the committee will give its report," he said.
Ramdev is sitting on a fast at Ramlila Ground here against graft and black money stashed abroad.
Confirming that the government has agreed to all demands, yoga guru Baba Ramdev said his fast will end only when he gets a written assurance.
"The agreement has been on phone as of now and when it is provided to me in written I shall call off the fast," added Ramdev.
Ramdev began fasting in Delhi's Ramlila Ground on Saturday with thousands of supporters from across the country gathered at the venue to support him.
First Published: Jun 04, 2011 19:24 IST