Anna Hazare, Baba Ramdev begin joint fast

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New Delhi, Jun 3: Anna Hazare and yoga guru Baba Ramdev today began their joint fast against the UPA government on the issue of corruption at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

Earlier in the morning, the duo visited Rajghat. Ramdev reached the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi along with a number of his supporters after taking out a march from the Delhi border while Hazare went there from Maharashtra Sadan where he was staying.

Before beginning their journey to Rajghat, Ramdev and his close aide Acharya Balkrishna went to Azad Hind Gram on Ttikrikalan on Delhi border and paid tributes to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

Hazare was accompanied by Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi. Both Hazare and Ramdev spent some time meditating at Rajghat. Ramdev also went to the nearby Shahid Park.

The protest at Jantar Mantar is likely to see Hazare and Ramdev announcing his strategy with regard to the 2014 General Elections.

The one-day fast demanding bringing back black money stashed abroad and against the corruption and corrupt system will have its echo in the state capitals as well with Ramdev's Bharat Swabhiman Andolan organising protests.

This is the first time that Ramdev and Hazare are sitting on a joint fast. From Team Anna, Arvind Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi and Manish Sisodia will join Hazare and Ramdev in the day-long fast.

This is also their first joint appearance on a public platform in the past one year after the team distanced themselves from the yoga guru due to his Hindutva links.

OneIndia News (with PTI inputs)

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