As his fast entered the second day, yoga guru Ramdev on Friday asked the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, to demonstrate “political honesty and political will” in bringing back black money stashed away in foreign shores.

He also claimed that terrorism and Naxalism in the country can be tackled if the Government controls the flow of black money and rising inflation.

“The Government has the list of people who have stashed away black money in foreign shores. We don’t want the names of those people, but at least disclose the amount. What is the harm in it? Why is the government reluctant?” he asked.

He said India can become the ‘super power’ and the Army can become more powerful than those in China and the US if the black money is brought back and spent on people and national security.

“We need an honest Prime Minister. I want the current Prime Minister to demonstrate his political honesty and political will on the issue of black money,” he said addressing the gathering at his three-day fast venue at Ramlila Ground here.

If the black money is brought to India, then the country can boast of world-class hospitals, educational institutions and other facilities, he added.

(This article was published on August 10, 2012)
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