Digvijay Singh slams Ramdev’s ‘five-star satyagraha’

June 4th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Taking a dig at Baba Ramdev’s luxurious lifestyle, Congress leader Digvijay Singh Saturday slammed the yoga guru’s fast against corruption by calling it a “five star satyagraha”.

“The Baba travels in a private jet, stays in a five-star luxury hotel, and has the money for such arrangements before going on a fast. This is surely a five-star satyagraha as you doubt his credibilty,” the senior leader said.

He also questioned Ramdev’s “strong affiliations with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)”.

“The foot soldiers in the fast are from the RSS. It is evident that he is piggybacking on the RSS,” he said.

The yoga guru began his fast Saturday morning at the capital’s Ramlila Ground. He has been demanding that the government take urgent steps to bring back black money stashed abroad by Indians and also take effective measures to curb rampant graft in the country.

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