BeyondHeadlines Staff Reporter
New Delhi: The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), India’s main opposition party in Parliament, today announced its support to Baba Ramdev in his “fight against black money and corruption.” The BJP on said that it was not a fight of one party or one individual but the fight of the nation.
Addressing BJP workers at the 24-hour ‘satyagraha’ site at Rajghat here in the national capital, BJP President Nitin Gadkari said he has spoken to Ramdev, who has resumed his agitation against corruption.
“I spoke to Baba Ramdev this morning. He has resumed his fast. We are with the people who fight against corruption. This is a fight to save democracy and it is not a fight of one party or individual but the fight of the nation,” he said.
Senior BJP leader L K Advani said the BJP had earlier also raised the issue of black money and will continue to support those who fight against the menace.
Thanking the media for highlighting the issue of black money stashed away in foreign banks, Advani said a movement against black money would not have grown to this level without the media highlighting it.
Ajay Arya, one of the disciples of Baba Ramdev, who was injured in both the legs in the police crackdown yesterday, was at the satyagraha site for a few minutes and deplored the police action on a “peaceful protest”.
Wishing for speedy recovery of Arya, Gadkari said the black money stashed away in foreign banks should be brought back to the country.
Arya said, “The time has come for ‘Ram Rajya’ and it is time for the UPA government to go. It reminds me of Jallianwala Bagh as people were beaten up mercilessly.”