Brinda Karat, Anjan among 500 Left activists held
Patna: Over 500 activists of Left parties including CPI-M leaders Brinda Karat and Atul Kumar Anjan were arrested Thursday for blocking roads during a 'fill-the-jail' campaign against the price rise.
Karat, Anjan and CITU leader A K Singh headed a procession which blocked the busy Dakbungalow roundabout here creating serious traffic problems, officials said.
They were arrested and taken to a camp jail at Gardanibagh from where they would be released in the evening, sources said.
The Left parties have called a nation-wide fill-the-jail agitation to protest against rising prices of essential commodities and the "failure" of Central and state governments to check it.