New Delhi, June 12: Extending support to yoga guru Baba Ramdev in his campaign, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday said that till the time black money is not brought back, the poor won’t benefit.
Jointly addressing the media with Baba Ramdev here, Yadav said: ” He (Ramdev) is fighting against black money. It has my full support. We had been against black money and will continue to do so.”
“Till the time black money is not brought back, the poor won’t benefit. It also leads to corruption…the war had weakened. But I am happy that Ramdev has relaunched it,” Yadav added.
Baba Ramdev said that he is talking to everyone and seeking support before launching a decisive campaign against black money from August 9.
” We want to meet and unite the top leaders of all the political parties on this issue and on August 9 we will launch a nationwide agitation in Delhi. So, no one should say we didn’t speak to them,” he added.
He however made it clear that he won’t speak to anyone in the Congress except Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Party general secretary Rahul Gandhi, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.
Baba Ramdev had earlier stressed that there is a need to bridge the gap between shining and burning India.
“On the one hand, you are talking about shining India and on the other, burning India. We need to bridge the gap between shining and burning India and we want the country to prosper. There should be prosperity and spirituality in the whole nation and once again India should become world economic super power and spiritual power. In order to attain this it is imperative that the black money comes back to India,” added Baba Ramdev.
He had earlier met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh and Akali Dal supremo Parkash Singh Badal and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu.
Baba Ramdev has been at loggerheads with the government over a range of national issues for the past many months.
The outspoken yoga guru had also called on the government last year to pursue billions of dollars in illegal funds abroad and the withdrawal of high denomination bank notes. (ANI)