New Delhi: Veteran lawyer and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ram Jethmalani on Tuesday accused Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi of stashing away blackmoney abroad. 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."

Egged on by the controversial Ram Jethmalani, Ramdev said if he had wanted he could have stopped the Prime Minister from hoisting the national flag on Wednesday but added that it was not the "right thing" to do.

Earlier, while speaking ahead of ending his fast, Ramdev termed his agitation against corruption and black money a big success and thanked political parties for their support.

Attacking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Ramdev asked him to show "political will and honesty" in bringing back black money stashed abroad. "He (Singh) should show political will and honesty and if he does not show it, he will be deemed as corrupt. If he can't remain politically honest then he should leave the post," Ramdev said.
Holding the Congress responsible for price rise and poverty, he asked people not to vote for the party in the next Lok Sabha polls."We have decided not to vote for Congress. The party has made us poor and put us in poverty. You have to tell people that it is Congress which has pushed you to poverty and is responsible for price rise.
"Next time in the elections, we should ensure that not a single Congress leader gets elected to Parliament. Who to vote for? We will tell you later. We have to vote for those who will bring back black money stashed abroad," he said, adding the fast has just been suspended and the fight on the issue will continue.


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