Ramdev forgives PM, Cong accuses him of being RSS agent

Haridwar/New Delhi: After his stinging attack, Baba Ramdev mellowed down today saying he "forgave" the Prime Minister for the crackdown on his agitation even as the Congress accused him of being a "mukhota" (mask) of the RSS and the Sangh Parivar.

Ramdev, who has resumed his agitation against black money, corruption and the police action on his supporters, however, said history will not forgive Singh for the "political sin" he has committed.

"The Prime Minister termed it (the police action) unfortunate. In a way he has accepted his sin. Since he has accepted his sin, I have forgiven him," Ramdev told reporters at his ashram in Haridwar.

"I have personally forgiven him but the history of not only India but the whole world will never forgive him for the political sin he committed. He has tainted democracy," Ramdev said.

The yoga guru was reacting to Singh`s remarks yesterday that "it was unfortunate that the operation had to be conducted but quite honestly, there was no alternative."

In Delhi, Congress said "Ramdev is the mukhota of the RSS and the Sangh Parivar which had hatched a "conspiracy".

This was aimed at creating a "Godhra-like communal violence," AICC general secretary B K Hariprasad told reporters.

In Lucknow, Digvijay Singh, also AICC general secretary, said Ramdev was a "cheat" and that RSS had organised the whole campaign to divert the attention of the people after the outfit`s links to terror activities were "exposed".