My Sister Eileen: Sid Harth
3 Jun, 2011, 07.23PM IST,PTI
Digvijay Singh says RSS behind
Baba Ramdev’s fast
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Frowning upon the protest action by the Baba, Singh agreed with a questioner that the Yoga guru was playing politics. “If you want to teach yoga, I have no problem, but if you want to do politics, then join the fray”.
Singh, who has been speaking against Ramdev despite a virtual gag order by the party, alleged that it has been crystal clear that the RSS volunteers were behind the Baba’s protest action.
“Right from putting up the pandal to organise the meetings, everywhere there is RSS,” he told reporters.
Singh had yesterday dubbed Ramdev of being “more of a businessman than a Sanyasi”.
Singh also took a dig at K N Govindacharya for choosing Ramdev for launching the anti-corruption campaign saying that this was not expected from the RSS ideologue.
The Congress leader also sought to find faults with the method of teaching yoga by Ramdev saying that several yoga experts have expressed reservation on it.
However, Singh said his party was in consultation with Baba Ramdev and he should “respect” the fact that so many senior ministers were involved in hammering out a solution to the issues raised by him.
Readers’ opinions (10)
Behind every successful man, there is a woman, oops, let me start all over. Behind every successful Monk, there is a monkey. By Jove, I got it, finally. Honorable Digvijaya Singh is a known RSS baiter, oops, a better Hindutva baiter. I suggest that he be muzzled. Puzzled over my suggestion? Fear not. I am the master of Brahmin bourgeoisie, aka Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.. In my expert opinion, all those saffron monkeys are honest, hardworking, selfless, volunteers. The volunteerism, as far as India is concerned is a dying species. Died a long time ago, due to lack of dough. Dough, in American slang is money. If a multimillionaire Baba Ramdev needs volunteers to have a Tent Show at the Ramlila fair grounds, why, he is capable of hiring the best talent. Say, Bollywood. Perhaps, Hollywood impressarios and DJs. Song and dance troupes from Russia, belly dancers from al Cahira, rope climbers from Berlin, fire eaters from Malaysia, Tight Rope walkers for America, Motorcycle jumpers from Arizona, USA, walkers on water from Belarus. Polo riders from Poland, pole vaulters from China. The world as you know, oops, honorable Baba Ramdev knows, is an oyster in Baba’s sleeves, maybe, in his holy Hindu saliva. The way he talks, lot of that precious commodity must be ending up on the faces of his devotees in front, reserve seats. make a good use of that salivating tongue. Bring in the clowns, drummers, Cymbalists. Make the ground shake. The show must go on and doggone…. and I am Sid Harth
If this is the kind of dirty campaign the gentleman indulges in, he is serving the interests of his political opponents. It is pity the party top brass does not realize the damage he is causing to the party interests by such senseless outbursts. How it amounts to ‘indulging in politics’ if he demands transparent and corruption-free governance and timely punishment to the guilty commensurate with the gravity of crime?
Digvijay speaks as if he and the government are monarchs. He should remember we are a democracy, and he as a elected representative is supposed to act to the needs of the people, and not the other way round. It is time the Congress gets rid of him if they are to prove that they are serious about the country and do not tolerate statements that insult the people and democracy. Stements by Digvivijay are only to divert from the real issues and makes it clear that he is not a responsible leader.
...and I am Sid Harth