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BJP slams Baba Ramdev's remark against lawmakers

New Delhi, Wed, 02 May 2012 ANI

New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday condemned yoga guru Baba Ramdev's remark that murderers, looters and illiterate people are sitting in parliament.

"Insulting parliament and parliamentarians is not a good thing. Any saint or someone else cannot insult democracy," BJP leader Yashwant Sinha told the media outside parliament.

"By doing so, democracy will become weak. I would appeal to everyone to stay away from such talks," he added.

BJP leader Kirti Azad said Baba Ramdev should not give such statements about MPs.

"It's a strange thing that Baba Ramdev said anything like this. Everybody should think before commenting anything, as it affects the people's mind," he added.

"People in parliament are elected by the people of India. Hence, good words should be use for parliamentarians," said BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain.

"We have made people who are demons in disguise to sit in parliament but they do not deserve to hold these prestigious positions and be in power. But the system is still functioning and we have also accepted these 543 people will run the country," Baba Ramdev told media in Raipur.

" However, there a few people who are good and we respect them from the core of our heart. But parliament also consists of goons, corrupt, murderers, illiterates, and we have to protect our parliament from these dishonest people," he added.

Baba Ramdev further said: "Earlier we raised the issue of black money and corruption. We made our countrymen aware about their strengths and told them that there is lot of wealth in form of natural resources."

"This time our campaign would focus on the procedure to get back the black money, steps that need to be taken to eradicate corruption and the measures that need to be initiated to prevent the illegal exploitation of natural resources," he added.

Earlier, Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal had also made similar comments against parliamentarians, which led to the letter sending him a privilege notice. (ANI)

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