In an attempt to make tomorrow’s nation-wide strike against fuel price hike a success, the BJP on Sunday decided to send its senior leaders out to various State capitals to lead demonstrations and protest marches.
According to the decision, party president Nitin Gadkari and Rajnath Singh will lead the protest in New Delhi.
Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj will lead a protest in Bhopal, while Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley and vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi will do so in Lucknow.
Among other leaders, Venkaiah Naidu will be in Hyderabad, Anant Kumar in Bangalore, Gopinath Munde in Mumbai and Vasundhara Raje in Jaipur, Mr. Naqvi said.
He said the party leaders have been deputed to States to ensure success of the nation-wide ‘bandh’ called against the rise in prices and the “arrogant attitude of the Central government”.