Dehradun, June 5 (ANI): Asserting that the Uttarakhand Government has always been against corruption, Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Sunday assured yoga guru Baba Ramdev of full security if he decides to go on with his protest in the state.
"If he (Ramdev) wants to continue his agitation and protest in Uttarakhand, then he has full freedom to do it. What was wrong with Baba's peaceful agitation? Why did the government get scared? If Baba comes to Uttarakhand, we will give him full security," said Nishank.
"Since there is a danger to Ramdev's life, the Uttarakhand Government will provide full security to him. Our government has always been against corruption," he added.
Ramdev, who was evicted from Delhi's Ramlila ground along with thousands of his supporters in a midnight drama last night, was flown by a special plane to Dehradun from New Delhi's Palam Airport this morning.
On his arrival at the Jolly Grant Airport near Dehradun, Ramdev proceeded to his ashram in Haridwar.
The talks between the Central Government and Ramdev crashed last night with both sides citing betrayal.
The cabinet ministers, who were making all attempts to persuade Ramdev to give up his fast said that he had promised he would end his fast last evening. A letter was produced in this regard.
Ramdev, however, said the government was lying, and added that the letter had been conditional upon the government agreeing to his list of demands.
Ramdev started his indefinite 'fast-unto-death' stir on Saturday to demand several radical reforms in the prevailing political system, including a death penalty for corrupt officials. (ANI)