New Delhi: Trying to take the fight against corruption to the next level, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev announced that he would go on an indefinite hunger strike in the national capital from June 4 demanding strong Lokpal Bill and the recovery of black money parked in foreign banks.

“This is going to be the biggest Satyagraha in this country,” he said adding that he will be joined by one crore Indians in this anti-corruption movement.

Ramdev said, “My hunger strike will continue until the government retrieves the black money and draft a strict Lokpal Bill.”

“Black money worth Rs 400 lakh crore is lying in several international banks. The government should make efforts to bring back the black money and declare it as national property,” he added.

On comparing his crusade with Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement, the Yoga guru said his strike is against black money. “We were the first one to start anti-corruption campaign in India 5 years back. On November 14, 2010 the campaign came to the limelight and on February 27, 2011 it received huge mass support in Ram Lila maidan.”

Ramdev also added, "My Satyagraha is against corruption. My three demands are- recovery of black money, strong Lokpal Bill and putting an end to the ‘British rule’ in democratic India. My campaign is going on in every part of the country which is receiving immense support from the people.”

Appreciating the government efforts in eliminating corruption, he said, “I am happy that the government has been taking strong actions against those who are involved in the 2G spectrum scam, CWG scam, Adarsh society scam but it should also take strong initiative to retrieve the black money.”

Baba confirmed that he has informed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee about his demands through letters.

“Though I have received positive response from them they are not paying enough attention to my demands,” he added.

Refuting the talks of RSS connection to his drive, he said his movement has no political and communal agenda rather it is based on national interest.

JPN/Bureau