Cong, BJP spar over Baba Ramdev

New Delhi: The BJP and the Congress were on Wednesday locked in a war of words over Baba Ramdev, with Digvijay Singh attacking the yoga guru for 'targeting' his party on the blackmoney issue and questioning the source of funding for his activities.

Defendig Ramdev, BJP leader M Venkaiah accused the Congress of levelling 'absurd' allegations against the Yoga Guru.

Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh asked Ramdev to verify the trail of funds received by him through donations. "He must understand that we are also as much against blackmoney as what he claims to be. My only request to him is that he sould be fair. He should not be partisan."

"He is targeting only one political party. But I have only one request from him that whenever he accepts money from his disciples, he should get a proof from donors that the funds received by him are not black money," Singh told reporters.

Asked if there should be a formal investigation to probe Ramdev's assets, Singh said, "There is a due process to look into these things and they must have been followed. But if he receives black money in donations, he should get proof for that also."

Reacting to Singh's comments on Ramdev, Naidu said, "The Congress has adopted a policy that offence is the best defence. Whenever somebody raises any issue against them, they start attacking that person."

"Now they are making absurd allegations against Baba Ramdev that he has black money. Congress is in Government. What has it done in this regard (to probe Ramdev's alleged black money)," the BJP leader said.

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