Bhopal, Dec 18 (UNI) Several hundreds of BJP workers led by senior party leaders today courted across Madhya Pradesh as a part of statewide agitation to protest against the anti-people policies of the Centre.
In a statement issued here today, the BJP claimed that several hundreds of party workers courted arrest at district headquarters, tahsil and block level.
The BJP criticised the Centre for failing to control spiraling price rise in the country. The number of terrorist incidents had increased considerably and the national honour was put at stake, they alleged.
The party claimed that the Centre, which had become a ''puppet'' at the hands of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, was adopting minority appeasement policies.
Under such circumstances, public was ready to teach the Congress a lesson, they said.
Hundreds of BJP workers led by state BJP General Secretary Makhan Singh and state party Vice-President Vijendra Singh Sisodia staged a demonstration in the state capital.
Later, while addressing a public meeting, Mr Singh and other party leaders exhorted people to ''throw away'' the UPA Government.
BJP workers who courted arrest were put at temporary jail in Dussehra ground and were released at 1600 hours.
Hundreds of BJP workers, including state BJP President Narendra Singh Tomar, MP Sumitra Mahajan, MLAs and MPs, today courted arrest charging the Centre for adopting anti-people policies.
A rally of party workers led by Mr Tomar was taken out from Rajwada and it culminated into a public meeting in front of the Divisional Commissioner's office.
Mr Tomar, Ms Mahajan and other party leaders courted arrest in a temporary jail prepared by the district administration.
They were released later.
Likewise, BJP workers staged demonstrations in various district headquarters and courted arrest.