Patna, May 31: NDA Convener and JD-U national president Sharad Yadav and BJP National Spokesman Shahnawaz Hussain were among eight hundred NDA activists taken into custody while enforcing the NDA sponsored "Bharat bandh" in Bihar to protest the petrol price hike, official sources said.
Yadav along with 700 odd supporters brought out processions in Saharsa town to enforce the call. Yadav along with NDA supporters were soon taken into custody in Saharsa sadar police station, sources said. Hussain and others were detained in Bhagalpur town while trying to enforce the bandh, they said.
Talking to reporters, Yadav demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh resign immediately for failure of his government to reign in the spiralling prices of petroleum products and essential commodities. Yadav claimed the bandh was total.
Ruling JD-U and BJP leaders also brought out processions in the state capital to enforce the call.