It can be recalled that the yoga guru's much publicised fast at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan was forcibly brought to an end after the Delhi police in a mid-night swoop on June 4 beat up the protesters and caused the Baba to flee in a woman's garb.
Recounting the night of June 4, when he had "waited to be arrested but no one came," the yoga guru said, "Woh logon ko hatana aur mujhe mitana chahta they (The police wanted to evacuate people and eliminate me)."
Clearly at unease over trying to explain his reason for fleeing the scene in a woman's garb, the Baba said, "I didn't want to die the death of a wolf, I didn't want to die the death of an animal, I didn't want to die at the hands of the police which has become the puppet of the government. So I decided to escape. I was arrested outside. If they had caught me inside, I would not have been seen again."
Summoning all his rhetoric skills to gain maximum milieu out of his return to Delhi, Ramdev, compared the late-night police action on his protest fast with the Emergency that was declared in 1975 and said that the present situation was no different from those days.
Brushing aside all allegations of impropriety in his organisation, the Baba dared anyone to find any wrong and said, "If you find anything from Re 1 to one lakh crore, seize it and declare it as national asset."