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Updated: June 4, 2011 15:25 IST

Fasts, dharnas in many states in support of Ramdev

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Supporters of Baba Ramdev at Azad Maidan in Mumbai on Saturday. Photo: PTI
Supporters of Baba Ramdev at Azad Maidan in Mumbai on Saturday. Photo: PTI

People from all walks of life and social organisations in different parts of the country on Saturday extended support to Baba Ramdev’s indefinite strike against corruption by observing fasts, holding dharnas and performing ‘hawans’

In Patna, activists of more than 60 social, religious and spiritual organisations joined a demonstration under the banner of the trust of Patanjali Yoga Samiti at Kargil chowk to support Baba Ramdev.

Ashish Kumar Sinha, convener of the Patajali Yoga Samiti in Patna District, said over 100 people sat on a fast at different district headquarters in support of Baba Ramdev.

Teachers, social activists, students and people from different sections of the society expressed support to Baba Ramdev’s satyagraha.

“The agitation will not be withdrawn in Bihar as long as Ramdev’s satyagraha will continue in Delhi against corruption and bringing black money stashed away abroad back to India,” Mr. Sinha said, adding campaign vehicles were being flagged off to various destinations to mobilise people’s support.

Baba Ramdev’s supporters across Assam also joined his agitation in Guwahati and Dibrugarh.

A large number of the Baba’s followers gathered at the Last-Gate Field in Dispur, next to the state secretariat, demanding repatriation of black money stashed away abroad.

Arrangements for the agitational programme were made by the Assam unit of Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Yoga Samity and the Bharat Swabhiman Trust.

In Nagpur, supporters of Baba Ramdev extended support to him by performing a ‘hawan’ and singing ‘bhajans’.

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