Ramdev calls off six-day agitation

Tells people not to vote for Congress in 2014 elections

Ramdev calls off six-day agitation

Yoga guru Ramdev on Monday called off his six-day fast to protest against black money allegedly stashed in foreign banks and rampant corruption in the country.

He accepted a glass of juice offered by two children, after spending the previous night at the Ambedkar stadium along with his supporters. “The result of any protest is not determined by the government but by the people. I am happy that over 400 MPs supported our demands,” Ramdev said. “This government has cheated people and Parliament.

Congress hatao, desh bachao,” he added, before heading for his ashram in Haridwar.
He exhorted his supporters to return home confident that the “decisive movement” at the Ramlila Maidan has yielded the desired outcome. “We are not leaving this place defeated, but with victory.

“We have made all parties come together on the issue of black money. We have not targeted or tarnished the Congress. It was their own doing,” he said. He also said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should show “political will and honesty” to bring the back black money allegedly stashed abroad.

“The prime minister should show political will and honesty, and if he doesn’t, he will be deemed corrupt. If he can’t remain politically honest then he should step down,” Ramdev said. Holding the Congress responsible for price rise and poverty, he urged the people to refrain from voting for the party in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

The yoga guru also claimed that he could have stopped the prime minister from hoisting the Tricolour at the Red Fort on August 15. “But it was not the right thing to do,” he said.

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