Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev, who is presently sitting on a three-day symbolic fast at the Ramlila Maidan here, on Friday said the main cause of terrorism and Naxalism is black money, and asked ruling UPA Government to take firm action in this regard.
The yoga guru said India can become a super power in the world and the army can become more powerful than those in China and the U.S. if black money is brought back and spent on people and national security
"The government has the list of people who have stashed away black money in foreign shores. We don't want the names of those people, but at least disclose the amount at least. What is the harm in it? Why is the government reluctant?" asked Ramdev, while asking Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to take firm steps in this regard.
"If the black money is brought to India, then the country can boast of world-class hospitals, educational institutions and other facilities. Terrorism and Naxalism are the two challenges. The root cause of this is black money. The menace can be tackled if the issue is solved," he added.
Ramdev earlier said that his movement will continue for at least 50 years, and asked his supporters to gear themselves up for a bigger challenge ahead.
The second round of Ramdev's protest has witnessed 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 Director CBI.
Baba Ramdev's last outing at the Ramlila Maidan, in June last year, saw a midnight police crackdown with authorities claiming that he violated norms agreed upon.
He was caught by police, while trying to flee from the protesting venue in a woman's attire. (ANI)