Swaraj to meet Ramdev

Swaraj, the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, left for Haridwar this morning and is likely to meet the yoga guru this afternoon, party sources said.

While BJP has scoffed at suggestions that Ramdev's agitation had the backing of it or RSS, the party has maintained that it supported the "spirit" of the campaigns being led by Ramdev and Anna Hazare.

On Sunday, BJP had launched a nation-wide 24-hour-long agitation against police crackdown on Ramdev supporters and corruption even as it asked the government to bring back black money parked abroad.

Several BJP leaders led by party president Nitin Gadkari and Parliamentary Party Chairman L K Advani sat on a strike at Rajghat.

On Monday, leaders of the BJP-led NDA met President Pratibha Patil and handed her a memorandum which said that after the police action against Ramdev, "the Government's intentions are clearer than ever."

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