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Pics: Bizarre moments from the Ramdev protest

India | Rituparna Chatterjee | June 7, 2011, 2:52 pm
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 Swaraj dancing to 'ye desh hai jawano ka...' invited criticism from the Congress which said the BJP lacked seriousness and destroyed the sanctity of Rajghat.
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Swaraj dancing to 'ye desh hai jawano ka...' invited criticism from the Congress which said the BJP lacked seriousness and destroyed the sanctity of Rajghat.

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 High drama was witnessed at the AICC headquarters when a man posing as a journalist tried to hit party General Secretary Janardhan Dwivedi with a shoe, apparently miffed over the treatment meted out to Ramdev by the police on Sunday.
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High drama was witnessed at the AICC headquarters when a man posing as a journalist tried to hit party General Secretary Janardhan Dwivedi with a shoe, apparently miffed over the treatment meted out to Ramdev by the police on Sunday.

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 Ramdev was seen jumping off the stage early on Sunday as police swooped down on his camp at Ramlila Maidan.
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Ramdev was seen jumping off the stage early on Sunday as police swooped down on his camp at Ramlila Maidan.

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[caption id="attachment_795029"] Sunday night's swoop at Ramlila Maidan saw several supporters of Ramdev smarting from the after effects of tear gas after clashing with the police at the site where they were holding a hunger strike in New Delhi. [/caption]

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 Ramdev wears a women's kurta as he speaks to journalists from his ashram in Haridwar, June 5, 2011. Police officers swooped down Sunday on the New Delhi venue of a hunger strike by the charismatic Indian yoga guru and forcibly removed him and thousands of his supporters.
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Ramdev wears a women's kurta as he speaks to journalists from his ashram in Haridwar, June 5, 2011. Police officers swooped down Sunday on the New Delhi venue of a hunger strike by the charismatic Indian yoga guru and forcibly removed him and thousands of his supporters.

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 Police officers were seen forcibly removing saffron-clad supporters from the site where Ramdev was holding a hunger strike in New Delhi, early on June 5, 2011. The bewildered supporters filed out of the venue and some even offered resistance as police resorted to lathicharge.
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Police officers were seen forcibly removing saffron-clad supporters from the site where Ramdev was holding a hunger strike in New Delhi, early on June 5, 2011. The bewildered supporters filed out of the venue and some even offered resistance as police resorted to lathicharge.

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 Ramdev started his hunger strike with a demonstration of his popular yoga exercises. The now famous tummy tuck is a household feature in India after the yoga exponent popularised it during his morning slot on the religious Aastha channel.
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Ramdev started his hunger strike with a demonstration of his popular yoga exercises. The now famous tummy tuck is a household feature in India after the yoga exponent popularised it during his morning slot on the religious Aastha channel.

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 Television channels showed visuals of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj dancing at the Rajghat, the last resting place of Mahatma Gandhi, where BJP leaders had gathered to condemn the police clampdown on Ramdev and his supporters.
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Television channels showed visuals of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj dancing at the Rajghat, the last resting place of Mahatma Gandhi, where BJP leaders had gathered to condemn the police clampdown on Ramdev and his supporters.

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 Ramdev was carried on the shoulders of his supporters and led away from the protest venue. He was missing for two hours. He was stopped by police who noticed him dressed as a woman to try to evade arrest.
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Ramdev was carried on the shoulders of his supporters and led away from the protest venue. He was missing for two hours. He was stopped by police who noticed him dressed as a woman to try to evade arrest.

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 Images that dominated Indian television in the course of the last four days included that of yoga guru Ramdev dressed in a woman's salwaar-kurta, his jump from the dais into a crowd of supporters, police bursting tear gas shells inside a tent the size of two football fields and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj dancing to patriotic song. Here are the top 10 most bizarre and unusual moments of Ramdev's protest against corruption.
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Images that dominated Indian television in the course of the last four days included that of yoga guru Ramdev dressed in a woman's salwaar-kurta, his jump from the dais into a crowd of supporters, police bursting tear gas shells inside a tent the size of two football fields and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj dancing to patriotic song. Here are the top 10 most bizarre and unusual moments of Ramdev's protest against corruption.

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 Workers fix a fan at the site of renowned Ramdev's proposed fast against corruption, in New Delhi, Friday, June 3, 2011. The marquee that was set up was larger than the size of a football field, carpeted with scores of mobile toilet facilities set up for protesters. There were a lot of questions raised on the money spent for preparing the venue.
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Workers fix a fan at the site of renowned Ramdev's proposed fast against corruption, in New Delhi, Friday, June 3, 2011. The marquee that was set up was larger than the size of a football field, carpeted with scores of mobile toilet facilities set up for protesters. There were a lot of questions raised on the money spent for preparing the venue.

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