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7 lakh crore worth of illegal mining scam: Baba Ramdev

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev alleged that iron ore worth 7-lakh crore has been looted from Goa and that in turn, mining has afflicted Goans with diseases like cancer and tuberculosis.

In an apparent dig at Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s speech at Fatorda on Saturday, Ramdev said leaders from Delhi are now asking Goans for their votes when the same government is going slow on the Lokpal bill.

Ramdev observed a day-long fast at the Azad Maidan, Panaji, along with many supporters on Sunday. The programme was organized by the Bharat Swabhiman and Patanjali Yogpeeth, led by Swami Ramdev. The programme began with “pranayam” from 6 am to 8 am followed by “buddhi shuddi yadnya”. The fast was to protest and eradicate the malaise of corruption, illegal mining, drugs, black money and other such social problems.

Briefing the media, Ramdev said only one party is responsible for family raj in India and that the country will only get justice when that party is thrown out of power. “Do not vote for that party. Never before has Goa been looted like in the past five years,” Ramdev said.

Lamenting that the present weak system of getting truthful affidavits from election candidates, Ramdev said candidates should be directed to produce three things; their character certificate, details of their economic holdings and details of their criminal records. He said that he will demand that candidates who hide such details be barred from contesting elections.

Ramdev also said that not even one gram of iron ore should be allowed to go out of the country and out of Goa. He said all Indian and Goan ore should be processed in the country itself thereby giving jobs to thousands of Indians.


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