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CPI Accuses UPA Govt of Not Taking Parliament, Political Party into Confidence to Deal With Ramdev, Hazare

BeyondHeadlines  News Desk

New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (CPI) today accused the UPA government of not taking political parties and Parliament into confidence while dealing with agitations by Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev against corruption and accused it of “undermining” democratic process.

Party National Secretary D Raja asked why the government did not act against Ramdev’s agitation when it was clear from “the beginning that right-wing organistaions like RSS were involved in the protest.”

“The government is alone responsible for the current situation…it should have acted then…the government has undermined democratic institutions be it Anna Hazare’s agitation or Ramdev’s protest,” he said.

He said the Government negotiated with Ramdev and Hazare on its own and announced formation of separate committees without consulting political parties.

“The timing of the fast is also to be noted. When the BJP is holding its National Executive Meet, the fast began here. The RSS and other people took part in it,” he said.

The Rajya Sabha MP also accused the BJP of adopting “double standards” on the issue of corruption.

Raja also asked Ramdev to clarify whether he was a “yoga guru” or a “political person”.

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