Bristling with anger, the yoga guru arrives in the Capital, on the 36th anniversary of imposition of emergency
New Delhi Three weeks after he was bundled out, yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Sunday returned to the Capital, ostensibly to visit a woman who was critically injured in the crackdown on his agitation at Ramlaila Maidan.
Taking off from where he had left, he accused the police of a conspiracy to kill him. In new allegations that are sure to spark much outrage, Ramdev said that the police not only resorted to brutality, but also tried to rape and molest women during the post- midnight crackdown on June 4.
He also asserted that if any black money was found on him, it could be declared national property.
Ramdevs visit came amid the persisting standoff between the government and civil society activists over the Lokpal bill. Profusely thanking his supporters at a press conference, Ramdev, blazing with anger, stressed that the entire world saw the injustice done to women and children during the crackdown and charged that the police did not come to arrest him on June 4, but to kill him.
He said he had come to Delhi on the eve of the 36th anniversary of the imposition of emergency and asserted that the situation " was very much similar to the emergency". " At Ramlila Maidan, the police did not come to arrest me, they wanted to kill me. I won’t give any evidence right now, because the case is pending with the Supreme Court," said Ramdev. He added that police attacked his supporters when they tried to extinguish the fire, which started on the stage.
" The attempt to set the stage on fire was again an attempt to kill me. They attacked my supporters who were trying to extinguish the fire." Ramdev also lashed out at the way the government reacted to his protest, saying that if they suspected that he was doing something illegal, then why did four ministers go to the airport to meet him when he arrived. Also why did Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee write letters to him.
" Government doesn’t wants to see Ramdev alive. If it’s a mistake, then we’ll commit such mistakes many times," he thundered.
With the government trying to expose him over his thriving yoga business, Ramdev asserted that he was innocent. " If the government finds any black money with me,