Heavy police deployment as Baba Ramdev asks supporters to get ready for jail

Last Updated: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 05:54 hrs

New Delhi: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who has been fasting for the last four days at Ramlila Maidan over a strong lokpal, on Monday asked his supporters to pack their bags and get ready to go to jail.

Following Ramdev's call for 'jail bharo', the police are tight-lipped about their plan of action. Sources have ruled out any massive crackdown.

The security has been tightened and heavy deployment of the force could be seen in the national capital.

Ramdev has demanded that government bring a strong Lokpal bill, ensure transparency in naming heads of the CBI and the EC and make efforts to bring back black money stashed in foreign banks.

He had on Sunday deferred to Monday the announcement of his next course of action. A march to Parliament and a mass courting of arrest aren't ruled out.

He declared, it is now time for a "nationwide mahakranti in every home, every lane of every village across each district."

Launching a diatribe against the Congress, he said: "We will now go from village to village telling them may be Congress people own this black money and so they do not want to declare it national asset."

Ramdev's demand was similar to the one that was heard during his last year's stir at the ground that ended in a midnight purge by the police. (ANI)

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