Karamsad, Gujarat: As he prepares to launch his indefinite protest from Thursday, yoga guru Baba Ramdev said he has no political agenda and refused to comment on erstwhile Team Anna's decision to take political plunge.
"There are 121 crore people in the country. If all fight elections, then how many polling booths will have to be set up...121 crore people do not need to fight elections for their rights," Baba Ramdev said today at a press conference at Sardar Vallabhai Patel's ancestral house in Karamsad.
The yoga guru said his agenda is to save the country and democracy by eradicating corruption and bringing back black money.
Asked about Team Anna's decision, he said, "I will not comment on the whole politicisation of the agitation. I am not a part of that. Anna Hazare himself has disbanded the team after consultations. You should ask them what their decision is."
Mr Hazare yesterday disbanded his team and appeared to be speaking in mixed tones on the political course taken by the anti-corruption movement. The announcement came in his blog which suggested that he was not fully with Team Anna on its journey into electoral politics.
Queried whether the anti-graft crusader will participate in his agitation, he said Mr Hazare has said several times that he will attend.
"We are with them on the issue of corruption. On their political agenda, I am not keeping silent. We are independent. We have not cheated anyone," he said.
Story first published:
August 07, 2012 18:19 IST