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Ramdev Lashes Out At Govt Over Anna Hazare Fast

PTI 14 Aug 2011, 22:23:54 IST

New Delhi, Aug 14: Yoga guru Swami Ramdev today accused the government of trying to suppress the proposed Satyagraha by Anna Hazare on the Lokpal issue from Tuesday, terming the alleged attempts to do so as unconstitutional.

“The efforts of this government to suppress the people's movement is totally unconstitutional, undemocratic and irresponsible,” Ramdev said in a statement referring to the Gandhian's proposed indefinite fast starting on August 16 for an effective legislation to curb corruption.

The government tries to malign those, who raise their voice against corruption or talk about bringing back black money stashed abroad, he said.

“Be it Anna Hazare or anyone else, the government, instead of taking any step, maligns him which is very unfortunate,” said Ramdev, who was evicted from Delhi's Ramlila Maidan in June while observing a fast in protest against black money and corruption.

Congress today upped the ante against Anna Hazare and asked him to come clean on allegations of corruption, citing the Sawant Commission probe report.  PTI