Ramdev announces march to parliament, cops say no

August 13th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Monday asked his supporters at Ramlila Maidan to get ready for the next phase of the movement against corruption and announced a march to parliament. However, Delhi Police said he wouldn’t be allowed to do so.

“I ask all of you to stand up and get ready for the next phase of our movement. The youngsters will lead the march towards parliament that will begin soon,” announced Ramdev amid huge cheers and applause from his followers.

Heavy security was deployed in and around Parliament House since morning. Delhi Police personnel were deployed inside Ramlila Maidan as well.

According to Delhi Police, Ramdev does not have the permission to protest outside parliament.

“We have given the permission to protest at Ramlila Maidan till Aug 30. He won’t be allowed to protest outside Parliament House,” Additional Commissioner of Police Devesh Chandra Srivastava told IANS.

He said Ramdev would not be forcibly evicted from the grounds.

Ramdev has announced that he was continuing his fast. His three-day fast against corruption and black money had ended Saturday evening.

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