BeyondHeadlines Staff Reporter
New Delhi: Fresh controversy has surfaced concerning Baba Ramdev’s aide, who allegedly signed the deal with the government. Acharya Balkrishna, considered Baba’s right-hand man, has been missing since June 4 — the day the government made the deal public, reported Times Now.
Sources said that Ramdev’s camp had made a commitment to call off the strike by 4 pm on Saturday and when it did not happen, the government had to then categorically tell him that they were going to release the letter.
The government also said Ramdev was making fresh demands everyday and many of the issues he raised later were not in the communication send to the government.
Meanwhile, Congress has accused Balkrishna of being a Nepalese criminal, who has forged an Indian passport.
Party general secretary Digvijay Singh said, “Balkrishna Acharya, who is seen alongside Ramdev, is a citizen of Nepal and a criminal who sought asylum in India. There should be an inquiry into how he managed to get an Indian passport.”
Meanwhile, Baba Ramdev said, “Some people are tainting Balkrishna’s reputation without any real proof. Balkrishna is safe and busy with a mission. The Central government is more interested in destroying me than in developing the nation. So something has to be done to protect some people, right?”
Ramdev had earlier alleged that the government was pressurizing him to sign the letter but he did not do so and asked the general secretary (Acharya Balkrishna) to do so.