Crackdown on Ramdev Satyagraha: Ganeshaforesees Unprecedented Socio-political Turmoil in the Country in the Near Future

The ruthless and blatantly undemocratic pre-dawn police crackdown on Baba Ramdev and thousands of his supporters at Ramlila Maidan, New Delhi, on 5th June, forcibly ending their hunger strike against corruption, may have succeeded in nipping a potential mass movement in the bud, but from all indications it is only the nucleus of the agitation that has been dispersed . The ripple effect of the agitation is rapidly spreading across the length and breadth of the country, posing a serious challenge to the credibility of the Central government.