New Delhi, June 5: Government today justified police action to end Ramdev's agitation saying the Yoga Guru had violated the undertaking for permission and had even backed out on his assurances.
Union Minister Kapil Sibal, who was holding negotiations with Ramdev over the last few days, said there were apprehensions about law and order situation in Delhi as Ramdev had collected 50,000 people for “political aasan” (manoeuver) although he had sought permission for a yoga camp for a gathering of 5,000 only.
“It was not a Yoga platform, but a political platform. The law and order had to be enforced in Delhi. We did not want any disruptions in that,” he told reporters. To a question, he said the party and the government were united on the police action.
“Absolutely 100 per cent. No such action takes place without 100 per cent unity in the government and the party,” the minister said.He rejected BJP's allegations that the crackdown was reminiscent of Emergency.PTI