Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev yesterday asked people to vote for BJP and CPI in the coming Assembly elections in five states and “reject” other parties which have failed to accept “genuine” issues of bringing back black money and corruption.
He had sent letters to all political parties on seven points including declaring black money stashed in foreign banks as national assets and others. Only two parties BJP and CPI responded favourably. Therefore he urged the people to vote for only these two parties.
He said that he got no response from the Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the issue of black money.
Ramdev said he would soon visit election-bound states of Uttar Pradesh and Punjab and make a similar appeal to voters. He said that he was not given permission to hold a meeting in Haridwar on grounds that it would be a threat to peace, law and order. “I have only talked about bringing back black money from foreign banks. Is this a sin,” he asked.