Dehra Dun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank was on Wednesday showed in a video clip aired by TV channels purportedly discussing on telephone with an unidentified person about when and how yoga guru Ramdev would break his fast here.

The Chief Minister's office declined to respond to queries by newsmen on the YouTube clip, uploaded by a user just named "GBJournalist" that recorded the purported conversation at a public venue.

Ramdev ended his nine-day fast against corruption on Sunday in Dehradun, following appeals by several religious and political leaders of the BJP-ruled state.

The clip, which could add another dimension to Ramdev's fast, showed Pokhriyal in a phone conversation with someone whom he refers repeatedly as "Babuji." Congress has claimed Ramdev's fast against corruption was backed by BJP and RSS.

The phone conversation is purported to have taken place a few hours before Ramdev ended his fast.

The clip showed Pokhriyal saying he has been in constant touch with Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravishankar and discuss with him about when the yoga exponent would end his fast. Ravishankar played an active role in ensuring Ramdev break his fast.

Agencies