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CPI backs Ramdev’s agitation against graft

"Ramdev is a religious leader. He is on fast from today. The demand he is raising,I support that," Gupta said.

Written by Agencies | Jammu |
June 4, 2011 5:30:58 pm

Calling Ramdev’s agitation against graft as a “people’s struggle”,Communist Party of India (CPI) today said the government should concede to his demands.

“I support his (Ramdev’s) demand. I think government should concede whether he is a saint or not. It is not his demand alone. It is demand of the lakhs of workers of the country,” Member of Parliament and General Secretary of All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) Gurudas Dasgupta said here on the sidelines of a day-long conference here.

“Ramdev is a religious leader. He is on fast from today. The demand he is raising,I support that,” Gupta said.

He further said that corruption has reached to a critical point in the country and there has to be constitutional and administrative steps to curb it,particularly in high places.

“Today because he is Ramdev,government seems to be in jitters. But few months back there were lakhs of workers parading the streets of Delhi against corruption and price rise,” he said.

“I think struggle against corruption is a national one. It does not belong to anybody. It belongs to the whole of nation and nation is united on this,” he said.

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