Barkot(Uttarakhand): Attacking the Central government for police action on Baba Ramdev and his followers, BJP president Nitin Gadkari has termed the regime at the Centre as a “rule of demons”.

He said the forced and violent eviction of Baba Ramdev from Ramlila Maidan has exposed the cruel face of the government. Gadkari, who is on a ‘chardham’ pilgrimage with his family, was addressing a public gathering at Janki Chatti here.

In the light of the death of the fasting seer over his demands over Ganga, he stressed on the need of a special strategy to preserve river Yamuna as well.

“Yamuna has both economic and religious importance, but it gets converted into a drain till the time it reaches Delhi. We would take action if we come back to power,” Gadkari declared adding Yamuna would be given the status of a ‘national river’. 

Praising Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Singh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Gadkari said the food policy of the state government has been successful in eradicating poverty in the state.

Gadkari also targeted the Central government for not taking any action to control inflation while it boasts of being a common man’s government.

He said the Atal Khadyann Yojana, launched by the BJP government in the state, has come as a relief for the people suffering under the burden of rising prices.

(JPN/ Bureau)