Haridwar: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev resumed his agitation at his ashram saying the 'satyagraha' will continue till his demands on curbing black money are met by the government.

He sat on 'satygraha' along with his supporters and disciples at 'yagyashala' of his Patanjali Yogpeeth on late Sunday night, yogpeeth sources said on Monday.

Ramdev, who was evicted by police from national capital, 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, Baba returned to Patanjali Yogpeeth and began his fast.

The yoga guru told his followers that he will continue his  satyagraha till his demands on curbing corruption and black money are met by the centre.

Ramdev had said, "No one should violate law and so I am not going to Delhi. I was not allowed to reach Noida in UP to continue the protest. Now it will happen here".

He had 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.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank had on Sunday evening met Baba Ramdev in Yogpeeth and assured him full support and security if he wanted to continue his fast.

Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader N D Tiwari had also travelled to Yogpeeth to meet Baba Ramdev and lent his full support to the cause for which he is fighting.

The Uttarakhand BJP has announced that it will observe a "black day" at all district headquarters today to protest the police crackdown on Baba Ramdev and his supporters.

Yogpeeth sources said that if the number of those sitting on fast with Baba increases, the venue of satyagrah can be shifted to a bigger hall in phase II of Patanjali Yogpeeth.

Keeping in view the demonstrations planned by different groups, a high alert has been sounded in the entire state, police said.

BJP to meet President Patil

Demanding a special Parliament session to discuss the crackdown on Baba Ramdev, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said it will hold peaceful protests across the country and will also meet President Pratibha Patil in this regard.

The party, whose top leaders inlcuding BJP president Nitin Gadkari are holding a satyagraha at Rajghat, accused the government of "shielding and protecting" the corrupt.

"We would seek intervention of the President. We would meet her on Monday evening. L K Advani on Sunday had said that the BJP will demand a special session of Parliament to discuss the issue," BJP chief spokesperson Ravishankar Prasad said.

Advani, Gadkari, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley were among a host of leaders who were at the satyagraha site.

Congress should remember that the BJP had fought against the "godmother of India" Indira Gandhi and succeeded, said Prasad.

"One thing that Congress President Sonia Gandhi and the Prime Minister should remember is that the BJP fought against Indira Gandhi and emerged victorious. People of this country had taught a lesson. They will also teach these people a lesson. The whole country is angry and agitated. The government has lost its moral authority and is cracking down on peaceful protests like the one led by Baba Ramdev on the other it is giving permission for anti-India rallies and speeches like the one by Syed Ali Shah Geelani,” he added.

The BJP had launched an agitation against the crackdown on Baba Ramdev's supporters on Sunday and asked the government to bring back black money stashed abroad.

(Agencies)