No differences between Govt, Cong over Ramdev: Khurshid

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Salman Khursheed
Mumbai, Jun 3: Union Water Resources Minister Salman Khurshid on Jun 2 said there were no differences between the government and Congress over handling of the proposed fast to be undertaken by yoga guru Baba Ramdev.

"There are no differences between the government and the party on the Ramdev issue. Government always conducts itself on the path laid down by the party," he told reporters here on the the sidelines of a function at the Indian Merchants Chambers (IMC) here.

Khurshid, however, admitted a picture about the presumed differences may have emerged since the party has more freedom whereas the government has restrictions.

Worried over Baba Ramdev's threat to go on fast, the Centre had, in an unprecedented action on Jun 1, sent three senior ministers to receive the yoga guru at the Delhi airport in a bid to persuade him not to go ahead with the protest.

Khurshid's comments come in wake of reports that Congress had disapproved of the government's action.

Asked about the standoff over Lokpal Bill, Khurshid, a member of the joint drafting panel, said ordinary citizens feel there is an urgent need to tackle corruption.

"Some decisions appear good and some bad. Let's see how things develop," he said. The minister expressed confidence that the solution to get rid of the menace of corruption would be found.

PTI

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