Bhatinda: The sudden U-turn by Baba Ramdev on Anna Hazare has indicated that no one is a permanent friend or foe in the modern era. The yoga guru who till the recent past did not fail to take potshots at the Gandhian, has now offered his support to Hazare if he sat on a fast in case the Jan Lokpal Bill was not approved in the winter session of the Parliament. 

While talking to media persons on the sidelines of his Bharat Swabhiman Yatra here on Thursday, Ramdev acclaimed Jan Lokpal as the first step towards curbing corruption and making the government machinery entirely transparent and strong.

Responding to a question involving Congress leader Digvijay Singh, the yoga guru said, “He is completely rude, outspoken and his comments are totally nonsense. Moreover, his irrational statements can prove hazardous for his party in the next elections.”

Avoiding comment on a question over need of different anti-corruption drives launched by Anna, Ramdev and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at their respective levels, he said, “We are together and dedicated towards the same cause.”

He said that for uprooting corruption from the system and bringing back the blackmoney stashed in the foreign countries, it is necessary to enforce pressure on the government.

Expressing concern over the soaring prices, he said the political factions and the middlemen are responsible for the present scenario.

Responding to a question on the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, he said “I have never been a member of the factions. So, cannot comment on their role” adding “Neither I have been connected with any political party nor will join them in future. But will definitely support them on their correct objectives.”

The yoga guru further advocated his demand for the set up of National Farmers’ Income Commission in a bid to impart full justice to the farmers. 

Terming China to be the immediate danger for the country than Pakistan, he said the government should beef up the security arrangements and financial condition of the country.

Moreover, he said if the UPA government agrees to fulfill his three demands then he will give up campaign against the Congress.

JPN/Bureau