Bhopal: Bickering in the Congress cadre over the issue of bringing back black money stashed in tax havens abroad emerged on the surface as Union Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath on Monday extended his support to the ‘Satyagraha’ of Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev.

Nath’s support comes close on the heels of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan backing Ramdev’s mission over black money.

Interestingly, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh had passed sarcastic remarks at Ramdev and claimed that the ‘Satyagraha’ will prove to be a flop show.

Extending his support, Nath said, “The Centre will always support Baba in his fight against corruption.”

While attending Baba Ramdev’s Yoga camp in Chindwara district, Nath remarked, “Union government is against corruption, and in addition to the Chindwara locals, many UPA members will back Ramadev’s campaign.”

It is noteworthy that Nath’s stand is in sharp contrast to the recent statements made by Digvijay Singh.

“Ramdev’s satyagraha will be a ultimate flop shop, therefore he should not do this. Social activist Anna Hazare’s fast gained popularity and support from all parts of the country, but if Ramdev starts his fast, no one will even come forward to convince him to call off the protest,” Singh had said.

Digvijay had also questioned the authenticity of Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Trust.

Meanwhile, Nath’s statement reflects the differences among Congress leaders over the issue.

Ramdev had announced that he would go on an indefinite hunger strike in the national capital from June 4 demanding the Central government to make concrete efforts to bring back millions of black money stashed in foreign banks and take strict action against corruption.

JPN/Bureau