Ramdev backs Hazare against allegations

August 14th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Haridwar, Aug 14 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Sunday came out in support of Anna Hazare, terming the Congress’s allegations of corruption against the social activist as an attempt to crush anyone taking on the government.

In a statement here, Ramdev said the government conspires and tries to crush whoever attempts to stand against them.

“Along with Anna Hazare, whoever stands against black money and corruption, the government puts allegations against the person and tries to crush them,” Ramdev said.

“Mass movement in nation’s favour is being crushed tyrannically and government is conspiring undemocratically, unconstitutionally, and irresponsibly,” he said.

Ramdev’s fast against black money at New Delhi’s Ramlila Ground, which started June 4, was forcibly ended with a post-midnight police crackdown. Ramdev was externed from Delhi and sent back to his ashram here.

Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari Sunday alleged that Hazare is himself involved in corruption, and added that people linked to the activist are facing serious charges of corruption, including extortion, land grabbing and blackmailing.

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