NEW DELHI, June 4 � Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today rejected the charges of Team Anna that the government had �swindled unbelievable amounts� of money and hit out at yoga guru Ramdev for claiming that �astronomical� sums of black money can be brought back from other countries in one stroke, reports PTI.
Addressing the Congress Working Committee meeting here, he said �canards and falsehood� were being spread by �disparate� and �desparate� elements and asked the party cadres to effectively tackle the �misinformation�.
In an apparent reference to yoga guru Ramdev and Team Anna, Singh said, �Every day one hears of astronomical sums of black money that can be brought back in one stroke. It is alleged that in every area of its activity, our government has swindled unbelievable amounts of money. Nothing can be farther from the truth.�
The assertive statement by the Prime Minister came a day after Ramdev and Anna Hazare held a day-long protest here, with the yoga guru attacking the government over black money.
Team Anna has been alleging that thousands of crores had been misappropriated by various departments and ministers.