Yoga guru Ramdev on Monday said he would take a call on contesting the 2014 general elections depending upon the success of his agitation scheduled next month in Delhi.
"At this juncture I am concentrating on bringing back black money from abroad, for implementing a strong Lokpal Bill. However, if support pours in for Bharat Swabhiman Sangathan, I will think about joining mainstream politics," Ramdev told reporters.
He was in the city to garner support for the August 9 protest to be held in Delhi under the aegis of Bharat Swabhiman Sangathan. The proposed stir will be backed by Team Anna, Ramdev said, adding that "we have not decided when the agitation will end".
On allowing FDI in retail sector, Ramdev said doing so will only benefit foreign companies.
Around 50 percent of over 3.6 million voters cast their ballots Wednesday in the bypolls for two Lok Sabha seats from Karnataka, an official said.
Political leaders cut across party lines on Friday to condemn the gangrape of a photojournalist in Mumbai.
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MP N Harikrishna has resigned from the Rajya Sabha to protest against the formation of Telangana.
An all-out factional war has broken out between Harshvardhan and Delhi BJP chief Vijay Goel, with both vying for the Chief Minister's post if the party comes to power.
It is a crucial day for the Congress in Karnataka as by-polls began in Mandya and Bangalore Rural constituencies on Wednesday.
Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday said the platform alone cannot help win elections but gives new options of reaching out to public.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said the Centre was neither concerned about the economy nor the falling rupee but only worried about saving its chair.