Congress burns Ramdev effigies across Uttarakhand

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Dehradun, Nov 21: A day after the Vijay Bahuguna government charged Ramdev's Trust with gross violation of land laws, Congress in Uttarakhand on Thursday burnt effigies of the Yoga guru demanding his immediate arrest.

Congress workers gathered outside party offices in all 13 district headquarters and burnt Ramdev's effigies.

81 cases have been registered against Ramdev in Uttarakhand.

"Ramdev has not only plundered the natural resources of Uttarakhand but also caused loss of revenue to the state exchequer by evading stamp duty," Pradesh Congress Committee spokesman Rajiv Maharshi said.

Eighty-one cases have been registered against Ramdev's Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust in Uttarakhand for gross violation of land laws, Chief Minister Bahuguna told reporters yesterday.

Out of a total of 81 cases, 29 have been registered under the Zamindari Abolition and Land Reforms (ZALR) Act and 52 under the Indian Stamps Act involving more than Rs 10 crore.

PTI

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