Interacting with newspersons at the Sarsaiyya Ghat, where Sri Sri Ravishankar took part in Dev Deepawali festival, said that he could not visit Amethi because there was ‘pressure’ from Delhi.
“Organisers of Sri Hari Ashram in Amethi had distributed the invitation cards. At the very last moment, they requested me not to come,” he said. Amethi is the Lok Sabha constituency of Congress MP Rahul Gandhi.
He advocated for a strong Lokpal Bill and said his yatra was not to support or oppose any political party. “Only spirituality can help people not to indulge in corrupt practices,” he said.
While participating in Dev Deepawali at Sarsaiyya Ghat, Ravi Shankar urged people to take care of the sacred river.