Nationwide protests against black money Sunday: Ramdev

June 1st, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS  

Anna Hazare New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Baba Ramdev Friday announced nationwide protests Sunday against black money stashed away by Indians abroad and corruption in the government.

“The protest will take place simultaneously in the capital at Jantar Mantar, in all state capitals and in 650 districts across the country,” he told a news conference here.

Ramdev, who will stage a day-long hunger strike, will be joined by anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare who will also fast with his colleagues Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and Kiran Bedi.

The yoga guru said the protest in Delhi will start at 6 a.m.

The protest marks a year of police crackdown on Ramdev and his supporters here while they were protesting against black money. The police action led to the death of a woman and injuries to many.

Thousands are expected to join the protest, said Ramdev, who will reach Jantar Mantar in the heart of the capital after paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

He said the government should bring black money stashed in foreign banks.

“Our protest is against black money, corruption in government, and for a strong Lokpal.

“June 3 will mark the beginning of our protest which will continue in four phases. We will also decide our future course that day,” Ramdev said.

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