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Defending his statement of building an army to tackle any future police crackdown, yoga guru Baba Ramdev Thursday said that his statement was taken in the wrong context and that he was not training Maoists, but nationalists.

“I am not training naxals or Maoists but people who will fight for this country,” Ramdev told reporters here. “People should not take my statement in the wrong context.”

On Wednesday, Ramdev had said that he would build an army of 11,000 men and women and ‘shaastra’ (vedic education) and ‘shastra’ (arms training) would be imparted to them.”Twenty youths from each region (of the country) will come forward for the fight against corruption,” he said.

Clarifying his stand, Ramdev said that he was going to train youths not to kill people or get killed. 

Thursday is the sixth day of a hunger strike Ramdev began in New Delhi to protest against mounting corruption in the country. Police evicted him from the capital after June 4 midnight.

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