If nothing else, the Delhi police raid on Baba Ramdev's camp on Sunday has helped clear some confusion. The midnight swoop was unexpected, but we now know that the central government, which treated the yoga guru like an honoured state guest when he first arrived in Delhi, is his enemy.
Congress leader Digvijay Singh has described Ramdev as a "thug" and a "fraud". In turn, Ramdev has accused the centre of trying to murder him, and called senior minister Kapil Sibal "a liar and a cunning man". His supporters, or at least men claiming to be his supporters, have attacked Digvijay Singh's house in Bhopal. The Congress has promptly dubbed Ramdev a secret agent of the BJP. As you can see, a full-fledged war is on.
We also know that the BJP is going all out to support Ramdev. It has organised demonstrations all over India to protest against his eviction, and is complaining that the centre is unleashing Emergency-like terror against its political opponents. Senior leaders like L K Advani areRead More »from Is Ramdev a ‘dhongi’ baba?