Ramdev threatens fight to finish by August
Ahead of his joint fast with Anna Hazare against UPA government on corruption today, yoga guru Ramdev threatened the government with a fight to finish by August for bringing back black money stashed abroad.
As he headed to Rajghat from Tikri Kalan on Delhi border before reaching the dharna spot of Jantar Mantar, Ramdev said the economic situation in the country is very bad as the rupee was falling and growth rate has declined.
"We need to bring back black money. I appeal to people of the country to join this fight. We are intensifying this fight. From today, we are intensifying our protest to bring back black money stashed abroad and want all of the countrymen to be part of the fight to finish by August," he said after paying tributes to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Azad Hind Gram.
The protest at Jantar Mantar is likely to see Hazare and Ramdev announce their strategy with regard to the 2014 General Elections.
The one-day fast demanding bringing back black money stashed abroad and against the corruption and corrupt system will have its echo in the state capitals as well with Ramdev's Bharat Swabhiman Andolan organising protests.
This is also their first joint appearance on a public platform in the past one year after the team distanced themselves from the yoga guru due to his Hindutva links.