Ranchi, June 23 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha along with more than 500 party workers courted arrest in the Jharkhand capital Saturday to protest the rise in prices of petrol and essential commodities.
Addressing a small gathering near Raj Bhavan, where he courted arrest, the BJP leader blamed the wrong polices of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for the price rise.
Sinha was accompanied by state BJP president Dineshnand Goswami and others during the party's 'jail bharo andolan' (Fill jails movement).
On Friday, hundreds of BJP workers courted arrests across Jharkhand as part of party's nation wide agitation on the issue. The leaders were later freed.
--Indo-Asian news Service