Lucknow: Slamming the government over the crackdown on Baba Ramdev and his followers on Saturday, Samajwadi Party on Sunday said that the central government has lost its mental balance. Agencies
"The way in which police brutally dealt with Ramdev and his supporters, including women, shows that the UPA government is afraid of him. It's an act against democracy... It seems
that the central government has lost is mental balance," Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav told reporters here.
The action taken against Baba Ramdev would increase his followers and those who did not like him would also join the agitation, he claimed.
"The UPA government might feel that it has three years left (in power). But the common man will oust them for their undemocratic act. The situation arising out of Ramdev's
protest could have been solved with talks," Yadav said.
In an apparent reference to Congress leader Digvijay Singh, Yadav said that some Congress members did not know how to talk and should improve the language in which they spoke.
"A Congress leader said that Baba is a thug. I want to say that Congress is the biggest thug and it should introspect its deeds," the SP chief said.
Asked whether he was in support of UPA-II or against it, Yadav said SP did not have an alliance with Congress and it was supporting the UPA government only on the issue of keeping communal forces at bay.
"If Advaniji wants to oust the UPA, I will support it", he said.
Yadav said the way in which Ramdev's agitation was curbed appeared like foreign forces had attacked the country.
Asked about Ramdev's letter to the Centre which apparently interrupted the talks with the Centre, Yadav said there was nothing wrong in the letter and the government should not have released it.
He also alleged that the Centre had used the CBI against him, Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi, Chautala and other leaders with mass base but the government had failed to see the corruption prevailing within itself.
"The Centre is not concerned about the intrusion from our borders, which are not safe. Pakistan and China have joined hands and China is entering Indian territory inch by inch every day. But unfortunately there were not talks on this issue," Yadav further said.
Lucknow: Slamming the government over the crackdown on Baba Ramdev and his followers on Saturday, Samajwadi Party on Sunday said that the central government has lost its mental balance.