Jaipur: The political reverberations over the Baba Ramdev saga are being felt well beyond the national capital. In a scathing attack on Baba Ramdev, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot questioned the yoga gurus’s sanctity and his source of income asking him to give an account of his enormous wealth.

Taking a dig at the Ramdev’s anti-corruption crusade, Gehlot said, “Everybody knows how and from where the funds and donations pouring-in. In fact, only ticketing cannot raise money to an extent as high as Rs 5,000 crore.”

Terming Ramdev as a person who has lost his ‘mental balance’, Gehlot advised Ramdev to stick to his job of teaching yoga. “It would have been better, had Ramdev concentrated and confined himself to yoga. He has lost his mental balance,” he said.

The CM also accused Ramdev of trying to gain cheap publicity by holding the UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi responsible for the midnight police crackdown.

"Ramdev's statement that the incident  in New Delhi took place at the behest of Sonia Gandhi and she will be responsible if anything happens to him, is aimed at gaining cheap publicity and shows vested interests,” Gehlot said.

“The UPA chairperson has always taken a stand against corruption and with her decisions she has inspired the Congress party and CMs of Congress-ruled states to work in this direction.”

Meanwhile, members of Youth Congress burnt effigy of Baba Ramdev here in order to protest against his agitation and allegations against the UPA government.

On the flip side, the BJP continued its ‘Satyagraha’ here to extend support to the yoga guru. “Ramdev who has raised his voice against corruption was troubled unnecessarily by the government,” said Arun Chaturvedi, BJP state president.

JPN/Bureau