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Ramdev adamant on fast, says he’s with Anna

Gurgaon: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Thursday remained adamant on going ahead with a fast to demand urgent steps to curb corruption and bring back black money stashed abroad despite efforts by the government to stop him.

“The black money stashed abroad should be declared national property, and keeping black money should be considered a crime at par with sedition,” Ramdev told reporters here. “We are not staging any protest or rebellion.”

Ramdev, who enjoys a wide following particularly in north India, is to go on a fast from Saturday in New Delhi’s sprawling Ramlila Maidan.

He also cleared the air over reported differences with Gandhian Anna Hazare, who has spearheaded a campaign for a strong anti-corruption Lokpal Bill, saying they were together.
“I talked to Anna Saheb before coming here, there are no differences, we were together and we are together,” he added.

Four cabinet ministers met Ramdev Wednesday to try convince him not to go on fast.

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