Ramdev's fast a nautanki: Digvijaya
Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh today termed yoga guru Baba Ramdev's nine-day fast against corruption a nautanki (drama).india Updated: Jun 12, 2011 22:15 IST
Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Sunday termed yoga guru Baba Ramdev's nine-day fast against corruption a nautanki (drama). Singh was returning to Delhi on a special plane when he spoke to reporters at Raja Bhoj airport on Ramdev's fast in Haridwar.
"If he had to continue his agitation then he should not have broken his fast. And if he had kept a fast for some demands then he should not have broken it without its fulfilment. It was all a nautanki," said the Congress general secretary.
He added, "Ramdev had done his work, now government agencies will do their work."
The former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh did not forget to target the Bharatiya Janata Party for supporting the yoga guru.
"The BJP which had supported Ramdev also did not get anything from it."
Singh also commented on social activist Anna Hazare on the occasion.
"Anna Hazare should also not go on fast and participate constructively in the drafting committee of the lokpal bill."
Earlier, speaking to reporters in his home town Raghogarh in Guna, he accused Ramdev of "turning secret donations into white money".
He said the yoga guru should reveal the name of the person who "secretly donated" a helicopter to him.
"He is bringing secret donations under the tax-free category, making them white, and accumulating huge capital," Singh said.
First Published: Jun 12, 2011 22:13 IST