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India Ramdev Threatens Armed Rebellion, Govt Issues Stern Warning

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    Ramdev threatens armed rebellion, Govt issues stern warning
    June 08, 2011 7:42:28 PM - PTI | Haridwar/New Delhi

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    Baba Ramdev, center, addresses followers at his ashram in Haridwar.


    Threatening an armed rebellion, yoga guru Ramdev today said he will raise a 11,000 force that will be trained to retaliate if authorities crackdown on their anti-corruption campaign, evoking a stern response from the Government which termed it "anti-national".

    In Haridwar, Ramdev, who had struck a conciliatory tone on Tuesday, said he will form a force of 11,000 men and women to deal with police and anti-social elements attempting to disrupt his anti-corruption movement.

    "I appeal that 20 young men from every district should come here. We will train them in both shahstra (vedas) and shastra (weapons)," Ramdev, who is continuing his hunger strike, told his followers here.

    The yoga guru said, "We will prepare 11,000 men and women so that next time we do not lose any battle at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi".

    Both the Government and the Congress reacted sharply to Ramdev's move.

    Home Minister P Chidambaram when asked about Ramdev's call, said, "by making that statement, he has exposed his true colours and true intentions. Let him do so and the law will deal with that..You have to observe some discipline".

    "It is anti-national and we have to take action," said V Narayanswamy, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office.

    Congress said Ramdev's call for an armed rebellion is a serious issue and hoped that the government will take appropriate action to uphold the Constitution and maintain law and order.

    "It is against the Constitution and against the lawfully-elected government", Congress spokesperson Jayanti Natarajan said.

    "We would like to know is it a plan to start an armed rebellion against the Centre?" she asked.

    Taking exception to senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj meeting Ramdev in Haridwar today, Natarajan asked whether BJP was also a party to the plan to start an "armed struggle".

    "Is it correct for the Leader of Opposition to meet Ramdev in Hardiwar when he has called for a war against the government? It is for the BJP to answer whether they are supporting (the plan) and what was the LoP doing there," she said.

    On whether Ramdev's statement amounted to sedition and if he should be put behind bars, Natarajan said whatever the yoga guru has said was "completely against rule of law and the Constitution."

    "His remarks were unconstitutional and illegal. Whatever action is taken, it is for the Government to decide and it should taken appropriate action," she said.

    Government's initial move to placate Ramdev when four senior ministers including Pranab Mukherjee went to the Delhi airport on June 1 to persuade him to call off his fast-unto- death boomeranged when he went ahead.

    Responding to questions at a press conference, Chidambaram said action against Ramdev followed after he defied the orders.

    According to Delhi police, "minimum force" was used at the Ramlila Maidan, he said. The police has got a notice from the Supreme Court and it will explain its stand, he said.

    The Home Minister said Ramlila Maidan was located in a sensitive area. "A small spark can trigger a conflagration," he noted.

    Source: http://www.dailypioneer.com/344379/Ramdev-threatens-armed-rebellion-Govt-issues-stern-warning.html
     

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    Ramdev threatens armed rebellion, Chidambaram warns him

    THE TIMES OF INDIA
    PTI | Jun 8, 2011, 08.07pm IST

    HARIDWAR/NEW DELHI: Threatening an armed rebellion, yoga guru Ramdev on Wednesday said he will raise a 11,000 force that will be trained to retaliate if authorities crackdown on their anti-corruption campaign, evoking a stern response from the government which termed it "anti-national".

    In Haridwar, Ramdev, who had struck a conciliatory tone on Tuesday, said he will form a force of 11,000 men and women to deal with police and anti-social elements attempting to disrupt his anti-corruption movement.

    "I appeal that 20 young men from every district should come here. We will train them in both shahstra (vedas) and shastra (weapons)," Ramdev, who is continuing his hunger strike, told his followers here.

    The yoga guru said, "We will prepare 11,000 men and women so that next time we do not lose any battle at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi".

    In New Delhi, in a sharp attack on Baba Ramdev, home minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday accused him of running a political agitation fully backed by the RSS and its front organisations and warned him against raising an armed force.

    Breaking his silence over Sunday's police crackdown on the yoga guru and his followers at Ram Lila ground here, Chidambaram listed out instances when RSS or its "front organisations" had in recent weeks pledged their support to Ramdev.

    "So, this is not an agitation by a yoga teacher or yoga guru, this is a political agitation which is fully backed by the RSS and its front organisations," he said in an interview to Doordarshan and at a press conference.

    Asked about Ramdev's announcement that he would set up an 11,000-strong force to deal with police and anti-social elements attempting to disrupt his movement, Chidambaram said that this showed his "true colours and true intention".

    "Let him do that, the law would deal with that," he asserted during the press conference at which he declined to answer questions on allegations against Ramdev and his close aide Balkrishna saying there will be an opportunity to answer these questions in future.

    The home minister also disclosed that government had decided in advance that if Ramdev goes on a fast-unto-death, he would be denied permission and told to move out of Delhi. That decision was not enforced earlier because the government was engaged in a dialogue.

    "Ultimately, when the talks failed and he went back on his words, police was told to enforce the decision," he said, adding 39 people were injured in police action.

    Accusing the RSS and its front organisations of backing the yoga guru's agitation, Chidambaram said "I think you should know who is behind Ramdev...On April 2, the RSS announced the formation of an anti-corruption front with Ramdev as its patron and K Govindacharya as its convenor.

    "...on May 12, the ABVP, which is the student front organisation of RSS, floated a new organisation called the Youth Against Corruption and publicly declared that it would coordinate with Ramdev."

    The home minister said that on May 28 VHP leader Ashok Singhal had issued a similar circular and a number of people belonging to RSS and ABVP are "fully and closely working with Ramdev."

    "So, this is not an agitation by a yoga teacher or yoga guru, this is a political agitation which is fully backed by the RSS and its front organisations...we will allow peaceful protests but we will not allow anything that will trigger a conflagration," he said.

    Rubbishing the comparison of the police action to the Jalianwala Bagh massacre, Chidambaram said "that is a shameful comparison. One lady has been critically injured and I have already expressed my deep sense of sadness....we are reaching out to the family. To compare this with Jalianwala Bagh betrays colossal ignorance."

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    after the dismal fialure of the ram mandir babri masjid issue to propel BJP to Throne of delhi..now BJP's B team...Plan B is to push Baba ramdev to the front...and BJP is inside his yoga robe....unfortunatley the Baba himslef threw off his robe to don women clothes wheile running away breathless from the police...so much for Yoga strength !! breathless and white face...and now reports that he ahs serious life threatening issues just in 5 days of fasting...farce.
     
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