Ramdev's speeches are irrational and illogical like those in an absurd drama. He said India would win Olympic gold medal for corruption. The criterion for India being a superpower stronger than China and the US is the use of black money for national security. He makes an over-simplication of the problem of terrorism and Maoist activities by saying that black money is the root cause.
Ramdev very confidently says the black money amount is 20, 000 lakh crore and he wants the scrapping of 500 and 1000 rupee notes. The Government itself came out with a 13 page fact sheet on black money, saying some Rs 49, 325 crore in undisclosed income had been detected in India and Ramdev's own ashram features in the list.
The Baba's second coming represents dissipation and trivialization of India's fledgling anti-corruption movement. His political jibes at people with political authority, shows that he has now no ties with Anna Hazare who is on the verge of joining politics. How seriously can you take a person who claims he will bring down petrol prices to Rs 35 a litre and end corruption when he himself evades taxes on his sizeable commercial operations.
The funniest thing is that the interest in Baba Ramdev is gradually waning. Ramdev claimed on Friday that there was no difference between the two camps. "Fights happen due to three things — wealth, woman and property. Both Anna and I have none of these," he said. Ramdev, however, reiterated that he had "no political agenda.
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