Monday, June 6, 2011

Ramdev resumes fast against corruption in Haridwar

Haridwar, June 6 (ANI): Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Monday resumed his agitation against corruption in his ashram in Haridwar after he was denied permission to enter Uttar Pradesh to continue his protest.
Baba Ramdev sat on ''satygraha'' along with his supporters and disciples at ''yagyashala'' of his Patanjali Yogpeeth late last night.
The yoga guru, who was bundled out of New Delhi after police crackdown, tried to resume his satyagrah in Noida on Sunday but was not allowed to enter Uttar Pradesh.
He was stopped on the border of Muzaffarnagar district at Bhuraheri police check post where the administrative officials asked him to return to Uttarakhand.
Later, he returned to Patanjali Yogpeeth last night and began his fast.
"No one should violate law and so I am not going to Delhi. I was not allowed to reach Noida to continue the protest. Now it will happen in Haridwar from Monday," he told a press conference on Sunday.
He had also said that the government can stop him from entering Delhi for not more than 15 to 30 days and he will come again to the national capital.
On Congress leader Digvijay Singh''s attack on him, Ramdev said he would not comment on statements of "irresponsible" people.
Ramdev, who was evicted from Delhi''s Ramlila ground along with thousands of his supporters in a midnight drama on Saturday night, was flown by a special plane to Dehradun from New Delhi''s Palam Airport.
The talks between the Central Government and Ramdev crashed with both sides citing betrayal.
The cabinet ministers, who were making all attempts to persuade Ramdev to give up his fast said that he had promised he would end his fast last evening. A letter was produced in this regard.
Ramdev, however, said the government was lying, and added that the letter had been conditional upon the government agreeing to his list of demands.
Ramdev started his indefinite ''fast-unto-death'' stir on Saturday to demand several radical reforms in the prevailing political system, including a death penalty for corrupt officials. (ANI)


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