Ramdev launches round two of protests
August 9, 2012
Yoga guru Ramdev on Thursday launched his second round of indefinite protest here demanding bringing back of black money stashed away abroad.
Ramdev arrived at the Ramlila Maidan protest venue, from where he was bundled out by police 14 months ago during a similar stir, to a rousing welcome from his supporters.
Before coming to the venue, he visited Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial Raj Ghat.
“I am here to pay my respect to the sacrifice made by Mahatama Gandhi. I am paying my respect to Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and 7,00,000 other martyrs whose sacrifice has sadly been compromised because of corruption and black money,” Ramdev said.
The second round of Ramdev’s protest witnesses an expansion of his agenda from black money to Lokpal Bill, making CBI independent and a more transparent procedure for appointing election commissioners, CAG, CVC and CBI director.
Photo source (& story from the first round of his protest as referred to in the text)