Congress accuses Baba Ramdev of campaigning for BJP

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Mon, Oct 07, 2013 15:00 hrs

Raipur, Oct 7 (IANS) The Congress Monday demanded action against yoga guru Baba Ramdev for campaigning in favour of Chhattisgarh's ruling BJP in the name of propagating yoga.

State Congress spokesperson Mahendra Chabra said his party has also written a letter to the Election Commission of India demanding inclusion of spending on such campaign in the account of the election expenses of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Despite the model code of conduct in force in the state, the yoga guru has been organizing meetings in different parts of the state and making objectionable statements against Congress party and its top leaders, he noted. This is a violation of model code of conduct, he alleged.

The state government and the local administrations have been facilitating such meetings of Baba Ramdev, he further said. The Congress also demanded immediate withdrawal of the security cover and other facilities the Raman Singh government has provided to Ramdev.

The poll panel should take appropriate legal action against the yoga guru for making objectionable statements on senior Congress leaders, he demanded.

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