Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, AAP MP Sanjay Singh arrested for protesting amid lockdown

Yashwant Sinha and his supporters were sitting on a dharna at Rajghat, demanding that the armed forces be deployed to help migrant workers reach their homes. 

Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha arrested for protesting amid lockdown (Image: K Asif for India Today)

Former Union minister Yashwant Sinha has been arrested by Delhi Police. He was sitting on a dharna at Rajghat, demanding that the armed forces be deployed to help migrant workers reach their homes.

Former BJP leader informed the public of his arrested via social media.

Yashwant Sinha, a trenchant critic of the Narendra Modi government, earlier said civilian authorities, be it the central or state dispensations, have “failed” migrant workers who have been compelled to walk on roads, with some even dying in the process.

“Our simple demand is that the responsibility be given to the armed forces and paramilitary forces that they should, with all the resources at their command and with whatever civilian resources they can commandeer, send these migrant workers to their homes with dignity,” he said.

Yashwant Sinha had said he will continue with his dharma till his demands were not met.

Others who were present with him at the protest and were arrested by the police include AAP MLA from Timarpur Dipil Pandey and AAP MP Sanjay Singh.

(With inputs from PTI)

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