It is good to know that perhaps after being disillusioned by “Anna Hazare and his coterie of dubious activists “, Baba Ramdev is planning to take the reign of his anti-corruption drive back in his own hands.
By now it is quite obvious that Anna is being gradually sucked it by the carrot and stick manoeuvres of the Congress party, its government and specially its chief, Sonia Gandhi.
It is disheartening to see the misguided efforts of Anna to seek help from the very people who are sitting at the peak of the corruption pyramid, to promote his movement.
It is disillusioning to see him waiver so easily from his support of the ‘incorruptible’ Modi because of the threat from the so called secular anti-corrupt caucus surrounding him.
It is stunning that he would allow the symbol of Bharatmata to be replaced because it is deemed Hindu and thus automatically ‘communal’.
It needs to be seen now whether the media that created the frenzy over ‘secular’ Anna Hazare but has been conveniently overlooking the ‘Hindu’ Guru’s efforts so far, will show the same vigor in their coverage or renew their subtle efforts of undermining his credibility and his movements.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 12:57:33 PM by IANS
Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Yoga guru and spiritual leader Baba Ramdev will launch a nationwide people’s movement ‘Satyagraha against corruption’ from June 4, his spokesperson said here Wednesday.
“The movement will begin after he completes his ‘Bharat Swabhiman Yatra’, a journey of one lakh km which began from Dwarka on September 2 last year and will end at Ujjain (in Madhya Pradesh) on June 1,” Baba Ramdev’s spokesperson S.K. Tijarawala said.
He added that the spiritual leaedr will announce the launch and details of the anti-graft movement April 27
Baba Ramdev will also write a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on three issues — creating an independent, impartial Lokpal (ombudsman), getting back black money worth over Rs.400 lakh crore stashed in tax havens abroad and replacing the British system of governance, taxation, education, law and order with a ’swadeshi’ model.