Over 100 BJP workers held in Ranchi

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By G.S. Ojha

Ranchi, Apr 22 : Over hundred BJP activists were arrested here this morning for protesting against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Jharkhand.

Fifty BJP workers were arrested outside the Birsa Munda Airport during a black-flag demonstration.

Over fifty BJP activists and some displaced villagers seeking rehabilitation from the Centre, were arrested in Bokaro ahead of Dr. Singh's scheduled visit to the Bokaro Steel Plant.

The BJP activists were also protesting against rising prices.

Garna Singh, a Ranchi based BJP leader told ANI that DR. Singh had no right to occupy the Prime Minister's chair if he could not control the inflation.

"The entire country is fed up due to rising inflation under UPA regime. The price of mustard oil has reached 100 rupees per litre, flour price 120 rupees per kilogram and sugar 24 rupees per kilogram. Despite of both the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister being economists, the prices are not under control. I believe that the people of the country should unite against spiraling inflation and uproot the Manmohan Singh government," added Sanjay Seth, another BJP leader.

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