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Delhi belongs to Indian citizens, not to government: Ramdev

Haridwar , Mon, 06 Jun 2011 ANI

Haridwar, June 6 (ANI): Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Monday said the Central Government cannot stop him from entering Delhi, as it is not owned by the government and belongs to all citizens.


Addressing his supporters at his ashram in Haridwar, Ramdev said: "For how long will the government stop me from entering Delhi? The central government does not own Delhi; indeed it belongs to the citizens of India."


Reacting to reports of an e-mail threat allegedly received by some television channels, the yoga guru said it was fake and was written by police officials to end his protest.


"I will show you the e-mail, I feel that the e-mail is a fake and was written by the police to beat up supporters brutally and throw them out of the camp. And if thousands of supporters had been killed, then they would have said it was done by associates of Baba," he said.


Ramdev also said the prime reason behind putting the makeshift tent on fire was to burn him alive, as they were unable to shoot him.


"The prime reason behind putting the makeshift tent on fire was to kill me, since they cannot gun me down, and I was trapped inside the camp. Stopping the people from dousing the fire, it appears crystal clear that they wanted to char the Baba," he added.


He noted that if such an incident had occurred in any of the powerful foreign nations, then the country would have seen an immediate coup-de tat.


"The incident that happened in India, if it would have happened in America or Britain, then their government would have not been able to sustain in power even for an hour. 1,00,000 is a huge number, even 1000 people cannot be attacked," he said.


He challenged the government that if the issues concerning black money and corruption were not addressed, then they should create an environment that would change the government.


"If the present government does not address these three issues, including change in the system, eradicating corruption and bring back the black money stashed in foreign banks, then we will not fight elections, nor take any position in the government. We need to create an atmosphere in the country and would bring a government in power that fights these three issues," he said.


Baba Ramdev was on a hunger strike against corruption along with 65,000 followers when the police, on the government's orders, decided to dismantle the elaborate camp that had been set up at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan.


The Baba was caught dressed as a woman while heading away from the camp towards the railway station.


A special plane took him to Dehradun and from there, he was taken to his comply on the outskirts of Haridwar by road. He continues with his fast-unto death. (ANI)


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