Ramdev urged to give up fast

Updated - August 18, 2016 12:15 pm IST

Published - June 11, 2011 12:20 pm IST - Coimbatore

Swami Dayananda Saraswati of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam at nearby Anaikatti has urged Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev to give up his fast, which entered the eighth day on Saturday, in view of his deteriorating health.

In a letter, he said the entire country is aware of the cause for which Ramdev has acted -- elimination of corruption and black money -- and added that the nation would hold him in great esteem for this action that brought about a national awareness “of the evils of adharma”.

BKU appeal

The Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) appealed Yoga guru Baba Ramdev to end his indefinite fast.

Urging Ramdev to break his fast, BKU national spokesman Rakesh Tikait here also called for immediate political as well as non-political interference to resolve the issues raised by the yoga guru.

The BKU has also decided to send a deputation to Haridwar to convince Ramdev to end his indefinite fast, Tikait said.

Indian-Americans urge Ramdev to end fast

Indian-American followers of Baba Ramdev requested the yoga guru to end his seven day fast and instead conserve his strength and energy to lead this mass movement to its conclusion.

“We beg you to conserve your energy so that you can give us strength and guidance to fight peacefully and protest truthfully for an end to corruption,” said a statement issued by Indian-Americans from 15 cities in the US.

The communique was faxed to Baba Ramdev’s office in India, said Vijay Pallod, overseas media co-coordinator of Bharat Swabhiman.

Noting that Baba Ramdev has inspired millions of children, men, women, the communique said they will need to be called again -- in even greater numbers, till they have a final victory in banishing corruption from public life.

“Swami Ji, please accept the advice of your followers and doctors and end your fast. In future we will fast and make the same sacrifice you are making for us. Indian-Americans from every state and city have joined you,” the statement said.

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