Haridwar: Claiming the support of all major parties barring the Congress to his agitation, yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Monday said the Centre would not be able to bear the consequence of the Satyagraha.
    
"I have respect for the Prime Minister on a personal level but he did not do discharge his national duty (unhone rastra dharm nahi nibhayaa)," Ramdev told reporters referring to the police crackdown at Ramlila Ground.
   
Asked about the organisations supporting him, he claimed, "Barring Congress, all political parties are supporting me. Though some are criticising me, I know they are supporting me from their hearts. I am getting support from everywhere including spiritual and religious organisations."

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He said the "Centre will not be able to bear the consequences of the ongoing satyagraha".
Thanking the Supreme Court for taking suo motu notice of the crackdown, Ramdev said human rights organisations and the National Commission for Women should take note of the
atrocities committed against innocent people including women and children in Ramlila grounds.

Lashing out at the Delhi Police for its action, he said, "Lobbying teargas shells in a closed shamiana was the most violent act of the police. Police attacked innocent women and
children."

"Police did not allow any injured person to stay in hospitals," he alleged.
   
When pointed out that he was fleeing from the site dressed like a woman, he said, "It was not a weakness to be in woman's dress. A mother gives birth to a man."

BJP protests at Jaipur   

Peaceful protests by BJP and relay sit-in by Yoga guru Ramdev's followers were held here today against his forceful eviction from New Delhi.

The state unit of BJP led by president Arun Chaturvedi held a peaceful protest at Badi Chaupad with hundreds of workers along with leaders Ramdas Agrawal and Ghanshyam Tiwari.
The protest will continue till 7 pm on Monday. Several followers of Baba Ramdev donned black arm bands and continued their relay sit-in at Udyog maidan near statue circle.
   
Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists also took out a rally in the Rajasthan university campus and protested against the central government's action.

Supporters burn effigy at Ghaziabad

Supporters of Baba Ramdev with local leaders of Bhartiya Janta Party burned effigy of
Congress leaders to protest today against the crackdown by the government on yoga guru's agitation in New Delhi.
   
In the last 24 hours, protests were held at Modinagar, Pilakhuwa, Hapur, Loni, Niwari, Garhmukteshwar, Faridnagar and other parts in the district. Agitators signed memorandums to be submitted to the President of India, asking for the suspension of the Congress-led UPA government.

Naqvi leads campaign at Meerut

Meanwhile, BJP led by its national vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi launched the protest campaign in Meerut against the Centre's anti-democratic action against yoga guru Baba Ramdev and his followers on June 4.

BJP activists burned an effigy of Sonia Gandhi in the city. Several local party leaders were present during the protest.
   
Several religious leaders from different communities also supported Baba Ramdev's anti-corruption dharna and condemned the police atrocities meted out against him and his
followers.

Bihar BJP starts Satyagrah

Bihar unit of BJP also launched state-wide Satygrah protesting against the midnight police crackdown on yoga guru Baba Ramdev and his supporters at the Ramlila grounds in New Delhi on Saturday. BJP activists held demonstrations at all the district headquarters against the UPA government's 'brutality' on the people's democratic movement against corruption.
   
Senior party leaders held a dharna at the J P roundabout here. Deputy Chief Minister S K Modi, senior BJP MLAs Arun Sinha, Nitin Navin, Amrendra Pratap Singh and Brajesh Singh Raman also participated in the sit-in.

Modi said though being Deputy Chief Minister, he was participating in the agitation in support of Ramdev as an attempt had been made by the Centre and the Congress to gag one's voice and freedom of expression.
   
The midnight police crackdown on Ramdev and his supporters reminded the people the days of Emergency which had also been enforced in the month of June, he said.
   
He accused Congress leader Digvijay Singh of making 'insulting' remarks against Ramdev at the behest of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
   
"The government is trying to insult Gandhian Anna Hazare and Ramdev for standing against corruption and bringing the black money stashed away in banks abroad back to India. We
will not not tolerate it," he said.
   
"The brute use of force against Ramdev and his supporters is not not only attack on fundamental right of an individual but also a blow to the spirit of democracy", Modi said. The ruling JD(U) today staged a day-long sit-in demonstration here to protest against the police crackdown on Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and his supporters and demanded immediate resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
    
"Scam after scam have surfaced during the UPA rule led by Singh... now instead of passing the blame on his ministers, PM should own moral responsibility also particularly because of the police atrocity and brutality against Ramdev and his supporters and resign immediately," state JD(U)president Bashishtha Narayan Singh told reporters.
   
Satyagrah against government action in Andhra

BJP Andhra Pradesh unit on Monday organised a day-long 'satyagraha' here to protest the
'undemocratic' arrest of Yoga guru Baba Ramdev from his fast camp at Ramlila Grounds in Delhi.

Addressing a gathering, state party chief G Kishan Reddy said the party would extend all support to those who are fighting against corruption in the UPA government.
    
Condemning the statement of Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh targetting Baba Ramdev, Reddy said Singh's comment terming the yoga guru as a "fraud" was uncalled for.
    
The BJP leader said Digvijay should be arrested for his reported comments against Ramdev.
The BJP would continue its agitation against corruption of the UPA government by creating awareness among the people, he said and called upon party activists to take the message of
the party at village level and expose misdeeds of the Congress.
    
In the 'satyagrah' organised at the party headquarters here, former Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya, ex-governor V Rama Rao, party's National Executive member N Indrasen Reddy, MLA Laxminarayana and former MLAs B Balreddy, Ramaswamy and Premsingh Rathod were among 20 leaders participating in it.

Karnataka BJP demands probe

The BJP government in Karnataka on Monday adopted a resolution in the Legislative Assembly,
strongly condemning the police action against Baba Ramdev and sought a high-level enquiry into it.
   
The resolution, moved by Minister for Labour and Sericulture B N Bache Gowda, termed the crackdown as "heinous" and said it hurt the sentiments of people.
 
Ramdev is the "voice" of people against corruption, it said, adding that the House "severely condemns the action against him and seeks a high-level enquiry."
   
Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa said the Centre should accept and respect the issues raised by Anna Hazare and Ramdev. "Ramdev has the support of the entire nation."
   
BJP state unit President and MLA K S Eshwarappa described the incident at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi as a "black day for the country". He said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA
Chairperson Sonia Gandhi should tender a public apology for it.

Independent MLA P M Narendra Swamy and BJP's C T Ravi, who also spoke on the resolution, severely criticised the crackdown.
   
Opposition benches were vacant as both Congress and JDS boycotted the session. While JDS has stayed away from the beginning of the session on June 2, the Congress kept off proceedings from last Friday.

Both have been demanding resignation of the chief minister and Speaker K G Bopaiah, contending that the Supreme Court had passed strictures in the case of disqualification of 16 MLAs by the Speaker.

JPN/Agencies