With the UPA crying foul over the movement and claiming that it has the backing of RSS and other right wing organisations, the UPA wants to do some damage control before the BJP takes complete leverage of the issue.
It has been reported that soon after the news emerged that BJP President Nitin Gadkari and NDA convenor Sharad Yadav were to attend Baba Ramdev's protest site at the Ramlila Maidan, the UPA got together to launch their very own campaign to counter the combined attack posed by Ramdev and company.
As an initial step, the government has instructed the Central Economic Intelligence Bureau, Enforcement Directorate, Financial Intelligence Unit, DRI and income-tax authorities to compile details on the various steps taken to curb the black money menace.
A senior government official has been quoted as saying, "After Mr Gadkari and Mr Yadav went to the Ramlila Grounds this morning there is no doubt left that this is entirely a political movement aimed at helping the BJP. Thus, the Congress and the government too have to launch a counter-offensive."
Apart from this fact-revealing stance, the UPA also plans to release an analysis on what its government had done on the black money issue when compared to the NDA. They also plan to dig out past instances of Ramdev's affiliations with the RSS and other organisations. The UPA also fears that the black money issue will find prominence during the Assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh in November. The UPA wants to do the necessary fire-fighting ahead of this.
In a more direct attack, the government will also slam Ramdev asking him to clear his tax dues first. The matter on Ramdev's aide Acharya Balkrishna's arrest in cheating and forgery case will also be highlighted and used as a weapon against Ramdev and his campaign.