Ramdev guides Manmohan Singh to bring back black money

Ramdev guides Manmohan Singh to bring back black money

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Updated: Friday, August 10, 2012, 15:30 [IST]

Baba Ramdev and Manmohan Singh
New Delhi, Aug 10: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to demonstrate "political honesty and political will" in bringing back black money stashed away in foreign shores.

Ramdev, who began his three-day symbolic fast protest at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi on Thursday, Aug 9 stated, "We need an honest Prime Minister. I want the current Prime Minister to demonstrate his political honesty and political will on the issue of black money."

The yoga guru also said, "The government has the list of people who have stashed away black money in foreign shores. We don't want the names of those people, but at least disclose the amount. What is the harm in it? Why is the government reluctant?"

While slamming his critics, Ramdev spoke about his agenda behind this second round of protest in the national capital. The yoga guru said, "Many people say I have no agenda. The agenda is to save the country. The people of the country will ask the government and all parties to spell out their agenda."

Ramdev also spoke about the positive sides if government brings back black money stashed in foreign countries especially in Swiss banks. "Terrorism and naxalism are the two challenges. The root cause of this is black money. The menace can be tackled if the issue is solved."

While addressing the crowd gathered at Ramlila on Friday, Ramdev also slammed the PM and President Pranab Mukherjee saying, "If they know (corruption is the biggest enemy of the country), why don't they take steps to curb corruption?"

OneIndia News

Story first published: Friday, August 10, 2012, 15:04 [IST]
Topics: baba ramdev manmohan singh black money corruption