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Ramdev meets Naidu; says PM can't smile as he is under pressure

Hyderabad: Yoga guru Ramdev met Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu here this morning to drum up support for his anti-corruption movement.

This was the second meeting between the two in recent months on corruption and black money.

Chandrababu has pledged support to Ramdev as well as Anna Hazare in the fight against corruption and has organised apolitical campaigns in this regard in Andhra Pradesh.

Reuters

Addressing a joint press conference with Telugu Desam Party (TDP) party chief Chandrababu Naidu, Baba Ramdev said the prime minister was under pressure.

Terming the government's white paper on black money as a "lie paper", Ramdev said, "PM is working under pressure and that's why he doesn't even smile".

Answering to queries, he said the prime minister was personally honest but he had to display "political and constitutional honesty."

Ramdev said that an agitation would be held on 9 August against black money and corruption.

He said gold accounted for the largest amount of black money in the country and sectors such as real estate and mining also had a large amount of the ill-gotten money.

Naidu extended his party's support to Ramdev's agitation against black money and corruption.

In order to seek support for his movement against black money, Ramdev has been meeting various political leaders.

Agencies