New Delhi: Taking on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the issue of corruption, Yoga guru Ramdev has asked the government to act on his demand by Sunday evening or else face a big revolution across the country. Ramdev said that he will announce his next move at 5 pm on Sunday evening.
"The Prime Minister should act on our demands by evening. Otherwise message will go that he is not politically honest. He should demonstrate political will and honesty," Ramdev said while addressing the crowd at Ramlila Maidan.
"I am willing to continue the fast till the time government acts. But we will announce tomorrow morning, when we will end the fast," he added.
He also invited all political parties to join the movement against black money, saying they should be at Ramlila Maidan at 10 am on Monday. "Any political party willing to help us is welcome to this platform. Those parties want to join us should be at Ram Lila Maidan by 10am tomorrow," he said.
Ramdev had deferred by a day the "big" announcement on the next course of his agitation on black money and Lokpal Bill as former Army chief General VK Singh is expected to share the stage with him at Ramlila Maidan where Ramdev has been protesting for the past four days.
"Tomorrow there will be an announcement on the big revolution to be staged in the country. We are waiting (for government response) till this evening. Many things will happen tomorrow not only in Ramlila Maidan here but across the country," he said on Saturday.
Ramdev ended his fast on Saturday but vowed to continue the agitation against black money and for a strong Lokpal Bill till August 30. Ramdev had said that he will knock on the door of President Pranab Mukherjee next if the Centre doesn't act.
General Singh, who spoke at Team Anna's indefinite fast before ending it, will join the yoga guru at the protest venue on Sunday.
Media was heckled at the venue as angry supporters objected to what they alleged was biased coverage of the protest. The crowd had dwindled from over 20,000 on the first day to less than half on the third day.
Ramdev also said he will submit support letters collected from gram sabhas and MPs to President Pranab Mukherjee and urge him to put pressure on government to act.
(With additional inputs from PTI)