Baba Ramdev ends fast, leaves for Haridwar

NEW DELHI Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:24pm IST

1 of 4. Baba Ramdev (C) leans out of a bus window after he was detained by police along with his supporters during a protest march against corruption in New Delhi August 13, 2012.

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Yoga guru Baba Ramdev cut short his hunger strike on Tuesday and left for his ashram in Haridwar, television channels reported.

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The yoga guru and thousands of his supporters had been protesting against corruption and Ramdev had been briefly arrested near parliament on Monday.

"Remove the Congress Party and save the nation," he said at the start of his "protest" walk on Monday afternoon. A Congress spokesman called the rally a political stunt.

Ramdev's anti-graft campaign is loosely aligned to that of social activist Anna Hazare, who staged a hunger strike last summer against corruption that roused public ire against the government, though his popularity has waned.

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kpvidya1999 wrote:
The death knell for congress has begun. The partys stand on black money is perplexing. It appears that the top leadership of congress head the blackmoney lists. That seems to be the reason the govt is stonewalling. As prakash karat said ” I am indian, how can I be against ayurveda..so what if I am a communist”.. so too the congress should profess its views on corruption and black money. It has painted itself inrto a corner. Baba, being a common sense sadhu, has mobilised people in a apolitical way and heaped pressure on congress to act. All parts of the political spectrum are with baba and congress is isolated.

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