Ignored by the government, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev today decided to take his protest on black money and corruption to Parliament and vowed to oust Congress in the next Lok Sabha polls.
“The government has become completely deaf. We have to make them hear us. Now our protest will be outside Parliament. We are not talking about gherao,” Mr Ramdev said while addressing his supporters in New Delhi.
“…..this protest is to ensure that no dishonest person enters Parliament. Such people should be boycotted. We do not have a political agenda,” he said.
The yoga guru, who started his fast on Thursday, said the government had become “insensitive”.
“The government is deaf, blind and insensitive. It is in coma, it will die, we don’t want anybody to die. But they are inviting death. Congress hatao, desh bachao,” Mr Ramdev said.
“We will sit on dharna outside Parliament,” he added.
Gadkari, Sharad Yadav at protest venue
BJP president Nitin Gadkari and JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav today shared the dais with yoga guru Baba Ramdev at the Ramlila Maidan.
Mr Gadkari and Mr Yadav, the convenor of National Democratic Alliance, arrived at the venue of the protest at around 11.30 AM.
TDP leader Nama Nageshwara Rao, BJP MP Vijay Goel and Akali Dal representatives also shared the stage with Mr Ramdev.
The presence of NDA leaders assumes significance in the wake of Mr Ramdev taking a vow to defeat the Congress in the 2014 elections.
The yoga guru will also protest outside Parliament.