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Action against Ramdev reminds me of Emergency: Advani

Last updated on: June 17, 2011 20:45 IST

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Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former deputy prime minister L K Advani on Friday criticised the Union government, saying the crackdown on yoga guru Ramdev's agitation at Ramlila Ground reminded him of the Emergency days in 1975.

"The action taken by the Centre on Ramdev's agitation at Ramlila Ground reminded us of the days of Emergency, which was imposed in the country on June 25, 1975," Advani said.


Image: BJP senior leader L K Advani
Photographs: Kamal Kishore/Reuters
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On the issue of corruption, including the 2G spectrum scam, he said that his party would take a tough stand on these issues in the forthcoming Parliament session and will demand a detailed discussion on it.


Image: Baba Ramdev
Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters
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He alleged that the government was not doing much against corruption and even in the case of the 2G scam, it was the Supreme Court which took a tough stand and not the Centre.

He demanded a clarification from the government on the Lokpal Bill issue and said that the government should come out with a bill as early as possible so that a detailed discussion can take place on it.


Image: A supporter of yoga guru Baba Ramdev is detained by police at the Ramlila grounds
Photographs: Reuters
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