Indian Yoga guru to go on hunger strike against corruption

10:53, June 01, 2011      

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Indian Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Tuesday said that he will go ahead with his call for hunger strike against corruption despite the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's appeal asking him to drop it.

"My hunger strike will go ahead. There is no question of calling off the protest plan till my demands are met and till talks reach a satisfactory conclusion," Baba Ramdev said here.

Meanwhile, the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) met in New Delhi to discuss the matter.

The government, which faced a difficult situation created by Gandhian Anna Hazare's fast-unto-death against corruption last month, does not want recurrence of such a situation.

The two-hour meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, is believed to have deliberated on ways that could be adopted to deal with the matter.

The Cabinet has also decided to set up a fresh panel to draw an estimate of the black money parked in Swiss Banks.

Baba Ramdev has said that he will start indefinite hunger strike against corruption and black money and go on an indefinite fast from June 4. He has demanded that the government should bring back black money stashed in tax havens abroad.

Over 3.2 million netizens are believed to have already registered online for Baba Ramdev's anti-corruption campaign.

Source: Xinhua
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