September 20th, 2011
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Ramdev begins yathra to end corruption

ramdevNew Delhi: Baba Ramdev will embark on a 1,00,000 km long yatra from Jhansi in Madhya Pradesh to awaken people about corruption and black money. Even as the Gujarat melodrama culminated another one springs up. The leaders and celebrities of India have found interesting ways to amuse the people this year.

Ramdev paid rich tributes at the samadhi of Rani Laxmi Bai on arrival in Gwalior on Monday and left for Jhansi. The yatra will end in Prayag, Uttar Pradesh. When asked whether he feared that Centre would deal with yatra the same way it dealt with his agitation in Delhi, Ramdev said the government had learnt its lessons, and would not repeat the Delhi act. The fight against the corruption was like a “religious war” to him, he said.

A case has already been registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) under the provisions of Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) against Baba Ramdev and his trust. ED investigating officers have found foreign remittances and inflow of funds from the USA, Britain and New Zealand to Ramdev and his various trusts including the Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust and Divya Yoga Mandir Trust.

Ramdev and his trust reportedly received Rs 7 crore from Britain. Ramdev’s castle on Scotland’s The Little Cumbrae Island which is his overseas base and wellness centre, is also being investigated. The ED is verifying the holding patterns and other details of the companies through the Registrar of Companies (RoC) and the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

“There are only two kinds of people in the country, honest and traitors,” the yoga guru told the reporters. He also claimed that all honest people were with him in his fight against corruption and black money. Aim of the yatra was to awaken people on the issue of “Rs 4,00,000 crore black money stashed in the foreign countries”, he said.








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