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PM an honest man, should clean up his Cabinet

New Delhi: Terming Prime Minister Manmohan Singh an "honest person", yoga guru Ramdev today asked him to make his Cabinet "corruption free."

He threatened the government with a "fight to the finish" by August for bringing back black money stashed away abroad as also against corruption.

"The Prime Minister was forced to give statement on illegal mining. We all know that Manmohan Singh is a honest person and we all respect him. But people expect him to make his Cabinet corruption free…Please fulfil your democratic duties," Ramdev said at Jantar Mantar here at the joint one-day fast with Anna Hazare.

Recalling Singh`s statement that hunger and malnutirtion are a `national shame`, he said mere statements will not solve the problem.

Referring to the issue of black money, he alleged that Rs 400 lakh crore of Indian money was stashed abroad and if the amount was brought back to the country, the nation would become "far superior" to China and the United States.

"We need to bring back black money. I appeal to the people of the country to join this fight. We are intensifying this fight. From today, we are intensifying our protest to bring back black money stashed abroad and want all of the countrymen to be part of the fight to finish by August," he said before the start of the fast.

He claimed that FDI in India worth Rs 20 lakh crore holds the "key" to people involved in stashing black money abroad.

"If the government names the actual owners of the FDI, the puzzle to black money will be solved," he said.

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