New Delhi: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Tuesday called off his six-day long fast against corruption and blackmoney at Ambedkar Stadium in the capital and departed for Haridwar ahead of the Independence Day celebrations on Wednesday.

He, however, made it clear that the agitation will continue till his demands are not met.

Ramdev’s march to Parliament in pics

Ramdev broke his fast and a distinctly anti-Congress protest on the blackmoney issue by calling for defeat of the Congress in the next elections.

"The result of any protest is not determined by the government but by the people. I am happy that over 400 MPs in Parliament supported our demands. This government has cheated the people and Parliament," Ramdev said breaking his fast at the Ambedkar Stadium here.

"Congress hatao, desh bachao (Remove Congress, save the country)," he said in his speech lasting an hour and added that except Congress all parties are together on the issue of blackmoney.
After spending the night with hundreds of supporters at the Ambedkar Stadium even after their release, Ramdev broke his fast by sipping a glass of juice offered by a boy and a girl.
Ending the protest, he headed for his ashram in Haridwar while the supporters dispersed giving relief to authorities planning for Wednesday's Independence Day celebrations.
Charging the UPA government with failing to bring back blackmoney, he said the government would have lost if there was any voting on the issue in Parliament. "If there was voting in Parliament on blackmoney, the government would have lost it. If Mulayam Singh and Mayawati withdraw support, the government will fall in one day," he said, adding it has no right to continue.

Ram Jethmalani attacks Rahul Gandhi

Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi was amongst those who had blackmoney abroad, veteran lawyer and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ram Jethmalani said on Tuesday.

Sharing the dais with yoga guru Baba Ramdev at Ambedkar Stadium, Jethmalani said, "Rahul Gandhi's name is there in the list of those whose money is stashed abroad. The Congress party wants to hide the name of its leaders in the list."

Kejriwal warns Ramdev against supporting political parities

Meanwhile, Arvind Kejriwal, key member of erstwhile Team Anna, in his latest tweet supported Ramdev‘s agitation against corruption but warned him against the political factions supporting the yoga guru.


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