Indian gov't, yoga guru staging hunger strike come into stalemate

13:58, June 05, 2011      

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The Indian government and yoga guru Baba Ramdev staging hunger strike against corruption came into a stalemate Saturday.

For the moment, the hunger strike by Baba Ramdev is still on though it was almost called off.

Ramdev made it clear that he will not end his hunger strike until he gets a written agreement from the government on recovering black money.

But at about the same time, the government's interlocutor Kapil Sibal said a deal had been reached. He accused Ramdev of reneging on an agreement.

Sibal displayed a copy of the letter written by Ramdev's supporter, which showed that a deal had only been made between Ramdev and the government Friday, but he still went on the hunger strike.

Meanwhile, Baba Ramdev alleged that there were attempts to threaten him and said he will not sit back if attacks are unleashed on him.

He clarified that the total expenses of the arrangements were already paid and that he and his supporters were ready to pay more if they have to.

Ramdev also slammed those criticising his protest against black money saying that they require medical attention since they are ignorant of the reasons behind the severe step he has taken.

"I am listening to the comments of some people since morning, we have people from all religion and community on this stage. But, those who are criticising us need some mental checkup as they are ignorance about this fact," Ramdev said.

Source: Xinhua

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