Lucknow, June 7: Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh Tuesday flayed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for ‘reducing their politics from Ram to Ramdev’.
Talking to mediapersons here, Singh accused the BJP and Baba Ramdev of supplementing each other in several ways.
Describing the renowned yoga guru as a ‘thug’, he said: ‘It was shocking that someone of the stature of former deputy prime minister, Lal Krisha Advani, too fell into the Baba’s trap.’
‘Why did Advani fail to see all the black money when he was India’s home minister, why is it that only after he ceased to be in power he suddenly discovered that black money was stashed in foreign banks?’ Singh wondered.
He added: ‘Baba’s declaration that he will give away a lakh rupees each to every Indian once the black money stashed in tax havens is brought back speaks volumes of the ‘thug’ in him.’
The Congress leader said, ‘It is strange that while Ramdev is busy attacking the centre, he cannot see the rampant corruption in Uttar Pradesh.’
Accusing Ramdev of being hand in glove with Chief Minister Mayawati, he remarked: ‘They are two sides of the same coin’.
Asked why a senior union minister repeatedly called on Baba Ramdev and accorded him VIP treatment when by his own admission he was aware of Baba’s RSS nexus, Singh said: ‘That was only because the Congress party is very sensitive to issues like corruption.’