Haridwar: Days after ending his fast unto death for protection of holy river Ganga, Swami Gyan Swarup Sanand also known as GD Agrawal has cautioned that he would fast again if the government fails to fulfill its promises.

The saint had ended his fast after Centre’s assurances to look into his demands. He warned that if there are no fruitful talks with the Prime Minister on the issue, he will begin his fast again for the sake of the holy river. Swami Sanand reached Haridwar on Thursday and met Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev.

 Addressing the Ganga Raksha Manch, programme, Swami Sanand said, “Ganga is not just a river but an integral part of Indian culture. If the existence of the holy river ends, nothing else will remain. Speaking on the occasion, Baba Ramdev said, “Thousands of people have their faith in the Ganga. It is a national heritage.” Ganga Mahasabha president Acharya Jitendra said, “Although the Ganga has been declared a national heritage, no concrete step has been taken for its conservation.”

Swami Sanand visited Matri Sadan to meet Swami Shivanand Saraswati. “The Ganga Authority meeting is scheduled on April 17 which will also be attended by the Prime Minister,” he said. He added, “First we will hold a meeting at the Kalkaji Temple in Delhi on April 2 to discuss the strategy for the April 17 meeting.”

(JPN/Bureau)