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Digvijay sharpens attack on Baba Ramdev

Last updated on: June 15, 2011 16:46 IST

'Hazare should avoid going on frequent fasts'

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Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh has advised veteran social activist Anna Hazare, who turned 74 on Wednesday, to refrain from going on frequent fasts due to his old age even as he sharpened his attack on Baba Ramdev.

"If at all a fast has to be undertaken, it should be done by younger people like Arvind Kejriwal who are part of the civil society," Singh told reporters.

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Image: Social activist Anna Hazare with yoga guru Baba Ramdev

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'Find out from yoga experts if what Ramdev teaches is correct'

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Furthering his attack on Ramdev the senior Congress leader said he would ask yoga experts to find out if the lessons taught by Baba were correct or not.

"As per whatever I know of yoga, it is not something that can be taught in a camp attended by thousands of people but it has to be done on a one-to-one basis between the teacher and the student," he said.

Singh said all 'fundamentalists' including Ramdev were people who run away at the first sight of any incident.

He said that just as the yoga guru had worn a kurta-pajama to escape the Delhi police, a Maulana in Pakistan under General Musharraf's regime had fled from police action by wearing a burqa.

When asked about how Congress would perform in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections slated to held next year, Singh said he hoped that the party would win around 150 seats.

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Image: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev

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'BJP never interested in good sadhus but only props up frauds'

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He said this prediction was based on the fact that the Congress had won more seats than the Bahujan Samaj Party during the last Lok Sabha election from Uttar Pradesh.

On the return of Uma Bharti to the Bharatiya Janata Party, Singh said it was not surprising as there was no other place where she could have gone.

Singh also said the BJP was never interested in really 'good sadhus' but only wanted to prop up 'frauds'.

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Image: BJP leader Uma Bharti

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'Only people with BJP mentality can find reason to dance at the mahatma's samadhi'

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When told that the BJP always criticises him, the Congress general secretary said that he will always remain a villain for the BJP and he was proud of the fact.

He said that it was "wrong" on part of Sushma Swaraj to dance at Rajghat and added that the only 'persons with BJP mentality' can find reason to dance at the samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi.

 


Image: BJP leader Sushma Swaraj

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