Ramdev shakes Congress in Delhi while Sonia visits Assam

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Sonia Gandhi and Baba Ramdev
New Delhi/Guwahati, Aug 13: Congress President Sonia Gandhi visited riots hit Assam on Monday, Aug 13, the day when the massive protest by Baba Ramdev and thousands of his supporters in Delhi has shocked rest of her party members.

Sonia Gandhi along with Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi visited the relief camps in the state. She met the people who took shelter in the relief camps following the ethnic clashes between the Bodos and Muslims in Kokrajhar and surrounding areas.

Mrs Gandhi's decision to visit the state seems too little, too late. She visited the places almost three weeks after the riots which displaced over 20,000 people in the lower Assam.

Mrs Gandhi is expected to face multiple questions from the opposition parties and especially from the people who are residing in those relief camps. According to sources, displaced people have been suffering from several disease as they do not have access to proper medical treatment. People reported to have complained about security at the camps.

Amid all such criticism and allegations, Ramdev's agitation in the national capital will definitely increase Mrs Gandhi's owes. The yoga guru began his protest march from Ramlila Maidan to Parliament.

However, Ramdev, along with his supporters who have courted arrest, will be taken to Bawana Rajiv Gandhi stadium, where a temporary jail has been built, informed Delhi police.

Before starting his protest march, Ramdev stated, "We have no intention to spread violence, the police has stopped us right now, we will follow the law."

Ramdev held a three-day-long symbolic fast at Ramlila Maidan urging the government to take a strong stand over the two burning issues in the country - black money and corruption.

The yoga guru on Monday claimed that he was upset with the Congress led UPA government as all his demands seem to have put in the deaf ears. The inaction of the government compelled Ramdev to take the agitation to the next level and called for "Congress Hatao, Desh Bachao (Remove Congress, Save India)" andolan in the national capital.

Now it will be interesting to see how the Congress President will handle the situation in Delhi after returning from Assam.

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