A combative Baba Ramdev on Saturday alleged there were attempts to threaten him and said he will not sit back if attacks are unleashed on him.
He also said he wants concrete action on the issue of black money rather than formation of any committee. Ramdev, who launched his hunger strike against corruption early this morning, reaffirmed his demand for declaring black money stashed abroad as national wealth.
“There are attempts to threaten me,” Ramdev claimed, addressing supporters at Ramlila Maidan here.
“Some people are making irresponsible remarks like Baba wants to create instability. I did not bring discord between Hindus and Muslims or on the lines of caste or region,” he said in an obvious reference to Congress targeting him.
“In this fight for truth, I will not attack first but I will not sit back if I am attacked. I will reply,” he said.
Congress spokesman Abhishek Singhvi had said Ramdev was being “remote-controlled” by vested political interests with BJP and RSS and their several front organisations trying to destabilise the government through the campaign.
“I am not agent of BJP or RSS…I am agent of farmers and labourers…We are not against any party or individual,” the yoga guru said.
Earlier this morning, Ramdev alleged that there was some “conspiracy” to ensure that he does not go ahead with his protest but did not elaborate. Yesterday, he had warned the government against pressuring or suppressing the movement.
Ramdev maintained that neither he wants any political post nor he will fight elections. “I will not be the Prime Minister or President even if someone wants.” Economic Times