Yoga guru, BJP trying to destablise govt: Cong

Yoga guru, BJP trying to destablise govt: Cong

“Satyagraha is a tool to fight injustice not to pressurise the government,” said Congress secretary Janardan Dwivedi about the yoga guru’s anti-graft protest that ended abruptly after the police crackdown.

“A satyagrahi does not run away stealthily wearing women's attire. Satyagrahi is always ready to sacrifice his life. Such a person is being compared to Mahatma Gandhi and Vivekananda,” Dwivedi said

Dwivedi alleged that Ramdev has been a mere instrument used by the RSS and the BJP who are looking for the best means to destabilise the UPA government.

“After tolerating UPA-I and two years of UPA-II, they (BJP) are very uneasy about how to spend three more years (in opposition). Therefore, they are trying to spread chaos and anarchy in whatever manner they can,” he said.

The Congress leader also took a jibe at BJP leaders, who sat on a day-long fast at Rajghat protesting the police action.

“Some people are sitting on fast at Rajghat. What is this satyagraha, where a senior leader of the party dances with  colleagues. These are those people, whose ideology led to the creation of Rajghat Samaadhi before time. Gandhiji wanted to live for 125 years. But Rajghat came into existence much before (that) because of their ideology,” he said.
Dwivedi did not spare even Anna Hazare, terming him as a mask being used along with  Ramdev by some people for playing selfish politics.

Dwivedi also tried to dispel reports of an apparent disconnect between the government and the Congress, emerged in the backdrop of reports that Congress president Sonia Gandhi was critical of Saturday’s police action.

“As far as policies and social issues are concerned, the party takes a decision. So far as legal and official action and decision is concerned, they are taken by the government,” he said.

BJP, CPM flays PM’s remarks
The BJP and CPM on Monday criticised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his statement justifying the police crackdown on Ramdev’s supporters and alleged his comments were “inhuman” and did not do “much credit” to his government.

“The statement of the prime minister vindicates the BJP’s stand that it seems the unleashing of midnight terror on innocents was orchestrated by the PM and his office in consent with 10 Janpath,” BJP spokesman Rajiv Pratap Rudy said reacting to Singh’s remarks on the police action at the venue.

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