Ayodhya, Aug 25: Former BJP MP Ram Vilas Vedanti and sitting MLA Ram Chandra Yadav were arrested early on Sunday morning, even as a defiant VHP plans to go ahead with its proposed yatra in this temple town.
Vedanti was arrested around 7am this morning when he had left his house here for the parikrama, police said.
MLA Ram Chandra Yadav was also arrested from here, they said.
The town has been under heavy security cover as VHP declared that it will go ahead with the yatra, which has been banned by the ruling Samajwadi Party government fearing a communal flare-up.
A curfew-like situation is prevailing in the town as shops have been shut and Naya Ghat area has been cordoned off.
Vedanti was among the leaders, including Ashok Singhal and Pravin Togadia against whom the warrants were issued on Saturday.