Baba Ramdev dares Delhi Police, goes ahead with Parliament march
New Delhi, Aug 13 (ANI): Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev, who secured the support of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and brought them on his platform at the Ramlila Maidan here today, has begun his march to the Parliament along with thousands of his supporters.
Baba Ramdev, who has ignored the Delhi Police's advisory, has asked his supporters to maintain calm.
"Many political parties are backing my agitation. I request all my supporters to maintain calm," he told the gathering prior to the Parliament march.
Heavy security has been deployed along the route to Parliament and the Delhi Police personnel have been put on high alert to avoid any untoward incident.
According to certain media reports, the yoga guru and his supporters have been stopped at the Ranjit Singh flyover, near the Ramlila Maidan, by the Delhi Police. The crowds are making efforts to continue their march.
Baba Ramdev earlier in the day declared that he would take his ongoing 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'," said Baba Ramdev.
Baba Ramdev said that the aim of his protest is to ensure that no ' dishonest person enters Parliament' following the Lok Sabha elections in 2014. In his mission he is having the support of the National Democratic Alliance parties who have now come out in support, but Baba Ramdev himself denies having anyi 'political agenda'.
Baba Ramdev, who began his fast on Thursday, accused the UPA government of being insensitive to the concerns of the common man of this country.
"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," said Baba Ramdev.
"We will sit on dharna outside Parliament," he added.
The second round of Ramdev's protest has witnessed an expansion of his agenda from black money to Lokpal Bill, making CBI independent and a more transparent procedure for appointing Election Commissioners, CAG, CVC and Director CBI.
Baba Ramdev's last outing at the Ramlila Maidan, in June last year, saw a midnight police crackdown with authorities claiming that he violated norms agreed upon. He was caught by police, while trying to flee from the protesting venue in a woman's attire. (ANI)
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