Ramdev sees poll results as verdict against graft
Yoga guru Ramdev today sought to claim victory in Congress's poor show in the assembly elections, and announced another round of anti-government protest on black money during the monsoon session of Parliament.
Claiming that the verdict of the people's court was clearly against corruption and Congress's reluctance to act on the demand of bringing back the black money stashed in foreign banks, Ramdev said Congress was now akin to a "sinking ship".
"The way the corrupt party has been vanquished and wiped out in the country shows the country has got justice.
"I held uncountable public meetings in these four states and reached almost 11 crore people and as a result the party bearing Ravana-like arrogance has been defeated," he told a press conference here.
Taking repeated digs at Rahul Gandhi without naming him, he said, in UP, the face-off was between two youths and the loser should learn a lesson from the "mega defeat".
"The youth who is used to a palatial lifestyle took a lot of pains. He travelled to villages, visited the homes of the poor and endured mosquitoes at their places.
"But he lost because he said no on the question of declaring black money a national asset. His part insulted a sanyasi, and insulted the people," he charged.
"Come the monsoon session of Parliament and the whole country will witness another round of protest, several time bigger than the one we held last year at Ramlila Maidan," he said.