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Both govt and Ramdev have dented their credibility
Last updated on: June 7, 2011 00:25 IST
Sheela Bhatt in New Delhi
After mishandling completely Baba Ramdev's hunger strike, the UPA government and the Congress party is branding the ongoing anti-corruption stir as the fight of people with communal agenda. Sheela Bhatt analyses where the deception lies.
The anti-corruption movement that has picked up since the expose of the 2G spectrum and the Commonwealth Games scam and led the nation's attention to the Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi is now acquiring the colour of communal politics.
After seeing everything go wrong in handling of Baba Ramdev's hunger strike even after the Manmohan Singh-led government deployed its most experienced leader Pranab Mukherjee in the battlefield, the Congress has gone on offensive and is out to crush "communal and divisive forces" behind the "tatha-kathit (so-called) Baba".
In a rare outburst, Janardan Dwivedi, Congress's media cell's chairman, who normally speaks only in nuances, blasted Baba Ramdev, his supporters and the Bharatiya Janata Party-Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
Dwivedi's press conference was the declaration of a new political war. He said Ramdev and the BJP are playing cheap politics to destroy democracy and destabilise an elected government. He said this kind of agitation would drag the country into anarchy.
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Image: Yoga guru Swami Ramdev speaks during a news conference in Haridwar after being forcefully evicted from Delhi