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Ramdev to make public details of assets tomorrow

Jun 8, 2011

With questions being raised over his huge assets, Baba Ramdev will make public tomorrow his personal financial details and also the assets of firms and trusts associated with him.

"We will come out with financial details of Patanjali Yogapeeth and all our companies by tomorrow. We will upload it on our website also," Ramdev's close aide Balkrishna told reporters here.

"It will have financial details of Patanjali and other businesses and companies associated with it. It will have all financial details," Balkrishna said.

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh had questioned how Ramdev had amassed so much of assets and demanded a probe into it.

Balkrishna tried to play down Ramdev's threat to raise an 11,000-strong force that will be trained to retaliate if authorities crackdown on their anti-corruption campaign.
"The sena will be for self-defence...it is not to harm anybody but for defence of our own people," Balkrishna said.

Referring to the contention that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is backing Ramdev's agitation, Balkrishna said the yoga guru should not be associated with any group.

"Attempts are being made to associate Patanjali with RSS, BJP and others. We are not associated with any group, political or religious, or in any way. We welcome everybody," he said.