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PM did not discharge his national duty: Ramdev

Last updated on: June 6, 2011 13:42 IST

PM did not discharge his national duty: Ramdev

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Claiming the support of all major parties barring the Congress to his agitation, yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Monday said the Centre would not be able to bear the consequence of the satyagraha.

"I have respect for the prime minister on a personal level but he did not do discharge his national duty (unhone rastra dharm nahi nibhayaa)," Ramdev told mediapersons referring to the police crackdown at Ramlila Ground.

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Image: Baba Ramdev during his protest at Haridwar

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Asked about the organisations supporting him, he claimed, "Barring the Congress, all political parties are supporting me. Though some are criticising me, I know they are supporting me from their hearts. I am getting support from everywhere including spiritual and religious organisations."

He said the "Centre will not be able to bear the consequences of the ongoing satyagraha".

Thanking the Supreme Court for taking suo motu notice of the crackdown, Ramdev said human rights organisations and the National Commission for Women should take note of the atrocities committed against innocent people including women and children in Ramlila grounds.


Image: Dr Singh with Congress President Sonia Gandhi

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'Delhi police acted against the innocent'

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Lashing out at the Delhi police for its action, he said, "Lobbying teargas shells in a closed shamiana was the most violent act of the police. Police attacked innocent women and children." 

"The police did not allow any injured person to stay in hospitals," he  alleged.When pointed out that he was fleeing from the site dressed like a woman, he said, "It was not a weakness to be in woman's dress. A mother gives birth to a man."

Image: Delhi police detain a Ramdev supporter
Photographs: Reuters
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