New Delhi, Aug.13 (ANI): Asserting that 'Congress is a sinking ship,' yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who is demanding immediate steps to bring back black money, on Monday said that it has been decided that those responsible for corruption must be taught a lesson.
Addressing his supporters at Ramlila Maidan, Baba Ramdev said: "It has been decided that those responsible for corruption must be taught a lesson. The first call for uprising has gone out - Congress hatao, desh bachao (Remove the Congress, save the nation)."
He further asked his supporters to march towards Parliament and has said he will protest outside Parliament now.
"We will sit on dharna outside Parliament. We don't have any political agenda. Our agitation will continue to be non-violent," he added.
Ramdev had on Sunday deferred to Monday the announcement of his next course of action. A march to Parliament and a mass courting of arrest aren't ruled out.
He declared, it is now time for a "nationwide mahakranti in every home, every lane of every village across each district."
He had earlier warned Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that if his demands for enactment of a strong Lokpal and measures to end corruption were not met, the country could face a "big revolution".
"We have set a deadline for the Prime Minister. He must act on our demands by today evening. If the Prime Minister doesn't take steps by the evening, we will announce a bigger revolution. The agitation will continue till our demands are met," he said. Baba Ramdev also took a jibe at the ruling Congress Party, saying the government has earned a bad image because of its style of functioning.
"We don't want to malign the government. It has earned a bad image itself. The Congress can't blame us for not giving notice. The Congress uses an honest Prime Minister as a shield," said Baba Ramdev.
The second round of Ramdev's protest has witnessed an expansion of his agenda from black money to Lokpal Bill, making CBI independent and a more transparent procedure for appointing Election Commissioners, CAG, CVC and Director CBI.
Baba Ramdev's last outing at the Ram Lila ground in June last year, saw a midnight police crackdown with authorities claiming that he violated norms agreed upon.
He was caught by police while trying to flee from the protesting venue in a woman"s attire. (ANI)