HARIDWAR: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s health has started deteriorating as his fast for tougher anti-graft laws and bringing back black money from foreign nations, entered fifth day here on Wednesday.
Doctors attending to the yoga guru have advised liquid intake and requested him to end his fast soon.
“His health is going down. He has lost weight and is suffering from dehydration. He is not keeping well,” chief medical officer, Haridwar Dr Yogesh Sharma said briefing mediapersons about Ramdev’s regular check ups.
Sharma said, “We have requested that he should take liquid intake like milk and juices. It will be better if he ends his fast.”
The yoga guru, along with hundreds of his disciples, is observing a fast from June 4 at Patanjali Yogapeeth, around 20 kms from here, to press for his demands of bringing back black money from foreign nations, tougher anti-graft laws and to uproot corruption from the country.
Earlier in the day, Ramdev did not show any sign of relentlessness and said that his fast will continue till Centre accepts all his demands.
“My fast is on along with thousands of my followers in each and every part of this country. People in 624 districts are on fast,” he said.
He said, “I request children, old age people not to participate in the fast. Others should join this movement like many of their brethren.”
Scores of Ramdev supporters are also participating in a day-long sit-in by social activist Anna Hazare demanding a strong anti-corruption Lokpal bill in New Delhi today.
Ramdev’s followers continue to pour in from all over the country, raising anti-graft slogans, chanting holy songs and listening to sermons being given by religious leaders at the huge ‘yagya shala’ inside the Yogapeeth.
“We are with Baba till he ends his fast. There are many others who are also fasting along with him,” said Lokesh, who has come from Haldwani near here to participate in the campaign.