25 September, 2020

Baba Ramdev

"Ramdevji," Diggy Raja said, "we all support your cause but please remember that any fight against graft and black money would necessarily require a great degree of corruption.

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Baba Ramdev
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I’m not quite sure how much of this will be lost in translation. But I felt the sudden urge to communicate to the world certain events that happened ever since I announced my fast unto death on the corruption/black money issue. In this regard, the steady stream of VIP visitors has been a blessing. Now, if RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat came calling, it would be no surprise. But Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh? Well, we did meet and had a ‘meaningful’ interaction. “Ramdevji,” he said, “we all support your cause but please remember that any fight against graft and black money would necessarily require a great degree of corruption. Minus the corrupt, any war would be rendered meaningless. The entire movement will be derailed.” I meditated over what he said and recalled a discourse I heard years ago at the Gurukul Kangari in Haridwar on good and evil and how the two coexist. “Babaji,” Diggy Raja said in a sombre voice, interrupting my thoughts, “it’s simple, if there is no crime...

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