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It is up to Anna to join my agitation: Ramdev

Press Trust of India
Aug 08, 2012 at 07:23pm IST

Ahmedabad: As he prepares to launch second round of his agitation on black money and a host of other issues in Delhi, yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Wednesday maintained that he harboured no political ambitions and his only aim was to push for bringing back unaccounted money stashed abroad.

"We have no political ambitions, we have no political mission or political agenda. Our only mission is to save the country by bringing back black money," he said while talking to the media in Ahmedabad on the eve of his agitation.

After spending three days in the ancestral home of 'Iron Man' Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at Karmsad in Anand district, Ramdev was in the city to address a religious gathering held as part of Janamashtami festivities.

It is up to Anna to join my agitation: Ramdev

Addressing mediapersons a day before his agitation, yoga guru Baba Ramdev also said that he had no political ambitions.

Besides his pet issue of black money, the yoga teacher-cum-activist will this time also focus on a host of other matters like Lokpal Bill, making CBI independent and a more transparent procedure for appointing Election Commissioners, CAG, CVC and CBI Director during his indefinite stir beginning at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan from Thursday.

Asked whether Anna Hazare will be joining him at the Ramlila Ground, he said, "Annaji has more than once publicly promised that he is joining me on August 9, so now it is up to him to decide."

"We have appealed to every social, religious, political and spiritual organisation to join our movement. So anyone can come and join us tomorrow," he maintained when asked if Arvind Kejriwal or Kiran Bedi, key members of now disbanded Team Anna, would be present at the protest site.

Before addressing the media, Ramdev called upon the people to organise rallies in support of his movement.

"Black money is a product of unjust economic management and that's the root cause of all problems we are facing currently. So tomorrow show your anger against black money by organising a rally in big way," he said.

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