Ramdev Asks Indian Army Chief to Fight Corruption

Ramdev, a popular yoga instructor in India, who has been holding protests against the government on the issues of corruption and black money, today invited Indian Army Chief, General V. K. Singh, to join his campaign after retirement.

Singh is retiring next month after a series of controversial spats with the government – including his date of birth issue that would have allowed him to continue in his service till 2013. But the government turned a deaf ear to his requests.

On Wednesday, a leading newspaper in India even linked his unceremonious exit from the job with an attempted coup by the army. (Read: Is India Facing Any Coup Attempt by the Army?)

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Last year also Ramdev went on a hunger strike against mounting corruption in India, but he was forced by the police to end his protest. (Read: One-day Protest of Baba Ramdev Ends)

As Indian politicians and bureaucrats are involved in a number of corruption cases, general public has been protesting against the government in nationwide rallies mainly led by social activist Anna Hazare during the past one year. (Read: Is it a Victory or Defeat for Anna Hazare?)

But Indian government has not taken any step to end corruption that has reached alarming levels. Now, Ramdev (pictured above) has begun his protest again against corruption and believes that top personalities like General V. K. Singh can give strength to his anti-corruption campaign.

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