Without any doubt, Baba Ramdev is the most popular Baba of India. He has gained great popularity in recent years due to his teachings of Yoga and Pranayama. Now a days, you can find him always making entry on front page of newspapers for his peaceful stance against corruption. Though he has not any political ambitions but he is trying his best to reform social and political ambiguities apart from popularizing yoga and thus strengthen the country. He wants drastic changes in the governance policies of India.
He has been associated with the 2011 Indian anti-corruption movement and was involved in the Jan Lokpal agitation. Now the big news is that he is going for indefinite fast from June 4, 2011 to force the government to take steps to curb corruption, black money and bring back Indian money illegally stashed abroad.
His demands are ::
— Add a provision for death sentence for the corrupt in Indian Penal Code.
— Immediate return of all black money from Swiss and other foreign bank accounts.
— Declaration of all wealth in foreign countries being held illegally by Indians as national property and charging those with such accounts under the sedition laws
— Abolishing Rs.1,000 and Rs.500 currency notes
— Replacing the British-inherited system of governance, administration, taxation, education, law and order with a swadeshi alternative
— The Prime Minister should be directly elected by the people.
— All Indian citizens should declare annually their incomes
— Bringing income-tax details under the Right to Information Act
— Revoking the Land Acquisition Act and increasing the Minimum Support Price of grains to support Agriculture in India.
— Making wages of different categories of laborers uniform across the whole country.
— Promoting Hindi at the expense of English in all Technical and non-technical institutes of India.