Ramdev set to take on ''corrupt'' political leaders in upcoming state polls
By ANI | Posted 05-Jan-2012
Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev's social outfit, the Bharat Swabhiman Trust, has initiated a training programme for young volunteers from across the nation to campaign against ''corrupt and tainted'' political leaders during the upcoming five-state assembly polls.
Ahead of the upcoming state assembly polls, Ramdev and his brigade of dedicated volunteers have stepped up their efforts to make good of their promise and to spread awareness and mobilise the voters on the issue of graft and black money.
Speaking to mediapersons here, Ramdev's close aide Acharya Balkrishna revealed the plans of the Bharat Swabhiman Trust.
"We are imparting training to volunteers for campaigning in the upcoming assembly polls that are to be held in five states of the country. We want them to ensure that 100 percent voting takes place and people vote for only good, honest and clean candidates," said Balkrishna.
Balkrishna further stressed that their exercise was not in favour of any single political party.
"We are not doing this in favour of any political party. We are doing this in favour of national interest. The Bharat Swabhiman Trust''s aim is to ensure that people elect only clean and honest candidates, for national interest," said Balkrishna.
Ramdev shot into political scene after he went on a fast against black money and corruption in June 2011, adding to the woes of an embattled government following the nationwide agitations spearheaded by veteran social activist Anna Hazare.
However, his fast was stopped by Delhi Police, which swooped on the protesters with batons in a pre-dawn raid that triggered a fierce public and political outcry.
Following the police crackdown, Ramdev vowed to campaign against the government in the elections, indicating full support from his followers and volunteers in the ''fight against corruption.''