New Delhi: The corporate India seems to be non-committal on the ongoing Baba Ramdev’s agitation against corruption and black money, while a number of industrialists expressed solidarity in joining the swelling ranks of Anna Hazare’s followers during his fast unto death.

According to a report, Ramdev’s oft-repeated diatribe against multi-national companies has irked India Inc. The corporate world does not buy Baba’s proposition of freeing the country from the clutches of MNCs.

When Dainik Jagran sought views of the industrial chambers on the Ramdev’s move on corruption and black money, many business honchos preferred to be non-committal. The officials of the FICCI and CII refused to comment saying they would express their opinion at the right time.

However, a few days back CII President B Mutthuraman had said, “Efforts should be made to bring back black money stashed abroad under one-time settlement scheme. Under this provision, after the revelation of black money, onetime tax is paid and rest of the amount is returned.”

One of the officials of industrial chambers said, “Opposite to Ramdev’s agitation venue is the picture of ‘Bharat Mata’ which is chained from all sides. And several MNCs have been named on that image. Apart from it, Ramdev has been condemning foreign companies for robbing the country of all the money. Who will support Baba in such circumstances? It is for this reason that the corporate world is keeping silent on the issue.”

Although, the India Inc is keeping a tab on the development of talks between Ramdev and the government as the decision is set to affect the benefits of the corporate India.

JPN/Bureau