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PM did not discharge his national duty, says Ramdev

PM did not discharge his national duty, says Ramdev
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First Published: Mon, Jun 06 2011. 02 16 PM IST

A scene inside the pandal at Ramlila ground in New Delhi on Sunday morning after late night’s crackdown on Baba Ramdev and his supporters. PTI Photo
A scene inside the pandal at Ramlila ground in New Delhi on Sunday morning after late night’s crackdown on Baba Ramdev and his supporters. PTI Photo
Updated: Mon, Jun 06 2011. 02 16 PM IST
Haridwar: 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 reporters referring to the police crackdown at Ramlila Ground.
A scene inside the pandal at Ramlila ground in New Delhi on Sunday morning after late night’s crackdown on Baba Ramdev and his supporters. PTI Photo
Asked about the organizations supporting him, he claimed, “Barring Congress, all political parties are supporting me. Though some are criticizing me, I know they are supporting me from their hearts. I am getting support from everywhere including spiritual and religious organizations.”
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 organizations and the National Commission for Women should take note of the atrocities committed against innocent people including women and children in Ramlila grounds.
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.”
“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.”
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First Published: Mon, Jun 06 2011. 02 16 PM IST