Meerut, Jun 22: Shankaracharya Swami Swarupanand has slammed Ramdev's tirade against blackmoney and corruption saying the yoga-guru's campaign was “based on lies”.
“A satyagrahi never runs away, he courts arrest. Ramdev's campaign was based on lies and this outcome was bound to happen,” he said.
The police crackdown at Ramlila Maidan on the intervening night of June 4 and 5 in Delhi was justified, he told mediapersons at the Rajrajeshwari temple here yesterday.
He also alleged that the anti-graft campaign of Anna Hazare was being “sponsored” by the media.
“Anna's campaign is sponsored by the media and it has already been made a partner by using sms and advertisements,” he said.
On the Communal Violence Prevention Bill, Swami Swarupanand said the law was equal for all and no such bill could be passed which was against the Constitution. PTI