A controversy erupted at the fast venue when Baba Ramdev objected to Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal naming and accusing some senior politicians, including the Prime Minister, of corruption.
Mr. Kejriwal reiterated his demand for a Special Investigation Team, independent of the Prime Minister, unlike the CBI, which will investigate all charges of corruption against the 15 Union Cabinet Ministers and politicians, including Mulayam Singh, Mayawati, Parkash Singh Badal and Jayalalithaa. He said the SIT could probe Team Anna members and Baba Ramdev.
The yoga guru then objected to the naming of politicians stating that he was not opposed to individuals and that this would divert attention from the black money issue and the Lok Pal Bill. Mr. Kejriwal soon left the fast venue, triggering speculation that he left because of the “snub.”
However, both Baba Ramdev, at the fast venue itself, and Mr. Kejriwal, on Twitter, rubbished these suggestions stating that he left because he was unwell and had told Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev before doing so.
Mr. Kejriwal tweeted: “I had to leave fast venue bcoz I am v unwell. I told this to Anna and swamiji. It is wrong to say that I left in protest. I have greatest respect for swamiji (sic).” Defending his action, he again tweeted: “This is a political battle and we will have to name and shame and demand severe action against corrupt people. I will personally speak to Swami Ramdev ji. I am sure I will be able to persuade him that naming is important.”