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New Delhi: Increasing the difficulty for the government after the Baba Ramdev scare, Anna Hazare has also announced today that he will Ramdev’s planned hunger strike against black money. He said that they would jointly challenge the UPA government and the Congress party.
Hazare said that he would not allow the government to weaken the anti-corruption agitation.
“I will join Baba Ramdev on June 5. The fight is against corruption. I will talk to Baba on how to go forward on the fight against corruption. The government has tried to cheat us. The government had assured us that they would look into our demand,” he said.
“I will support Baba Ramdev so that the government does not do what it did when we were fighting. We will fight together against corruption,” he added.
Anna Hazare also said that there is no divide in the civil society ove rthe Lokpal bill.
“There is no two views on Lokpal bill between us and Baba,” he said.
Meanwhile, the UPA’s outreach to Baba Ramdev continues. Ministers are expected to meet Ramdev on Thursday as well.
The Cabinet too is expected to discuss the Ramdev issue. significantly the Congress Core Committee will also meet today. Baba Ramdev though is firm on going ahead with his fast, starting Saturday.
The meetings come even as the party indicated it was miffed with the government’s red carpet rolled out to the Yoga guru at the airport on Wednesday – he was received by four Union Ministers and the cabinet secretary.
The party is also worried about the fact that the RSS has come out in support of Baba’s protest.