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Cong slams BJP over sadhu's death during fast

Jun 14, 2011 02:34 PM IST Politics Politics

New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh has found another reason to hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) following the death of Swami Nigamanand. Accusing the BJP of double standards, Singh on Tuesday said that the party was more concerned about Baba Ramdev who is a fraud.

"This shows the double standard of the BJP. They are more concerned about Ramdev who a fraud and not about this Swami," Singh said in new Delhi while referring to Swami Nigamanand, who had been fasting for two and a half months over illegal mining - looking to save the Ganga - and died on Monday in Haridwar.

Swami Nigamanand of the Matra Sadan in Haridwar was fighting a lone battle against stone crushers and illegal mining on the river bank.

A month into the fast, Nigamanand's condition deteriorated. He slipped into a coma and ironically shared the same ICU with Ramdev for two days at the Himalayan Hospital before he lost his battle with life.