Angry Ramdev blames Sonia, claims Cong wants him dead
Opening front against Congress party, Baba Ramdev whose Satyagrah against graft ended abruptly on Saturday night in New Delhi, blamed the UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi for police action against him and workers of Bharat Swabhiman Trust. Anupam Trivedi reports. Ramdev's eviction sets off political war of words | Govt rules out further talks with Ramdev | BJP launches 24-hr long agitation | Ramdev is a cheat: Digvijaya | Listen to podcast | PicsUpdated: Jun 05, 2011 23:35 IST
Opening front against Congress party, Baba Ramdev whose Satyagrah (fast unto death) against graft ended abruptly on Saturday night in New Delhi, blamed the UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi for police action against him and workers of Bharat Swabhiman Trust. Baba said there was a conspiracy to kill him by the Congress party.
"Earlier I thought she (Sonia Gandhi) is a foreigner but Indian at heart. I was wrong; she has no sympathy with Indian women and children. Congress is operated from remote control" told Baba Ramdev to reporters at Patanjali Yogpeeth Peeth on Sunday. Ramdev who sported a Punjabi suit claimed he wore dress of a woman worker "to hide his identity and save himself from police".
Baba asserted his life was under threat from Congress and said "Sonia Gandhi and Congress will be responsible if anything happens to him". On being asked on the future course of Satyagrah, Ramdev underlined he will continue with it. Without naming Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh who made serious corruption allegation against Ramdev and Patanjali Yogpeeth, Baba said "he doesn't want to comment on an immature leader".
Digging further on the issue of black money, Baba said now it has been justified why Congressmen were against his Satyagrah. "Alone Rs 50 lakh crores black money has come from Mauritius and this amount belongs to many ministers at centre. Remaining black money also belongs to Congress party leaders".
Baba clarified his fast had nothing to do with Bhartiya Janta Party or RSS. He added 90 % of the workers who participated in Satyagrah at Ramilia ground in New Delhi were from his Bharat Swabhiman Trust and 10 % belong to VHP, Bajrang Dal and other outfits of saffron brigade.
First Published: Jun 05, 2011 13:18 IST