New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday announced it would hold a fortnight-long agitation across the country from June 7 which would culminate in a court arrest programme on June 22 to protest steep hike in petrol prices, alleged attack on the country's federal structure by the Centre and price rise.
In a statement, BJP general secretary Ananth Kumar said the decision to launch a 'Jan Sangharsh Abhiyan' (Public Struggle Campaign) was taken yesterday at a meeting of office-bearers chaired by party president Nitin Gadkari.
He maintained the decision to launch the agitation was taken after the "success" of Thursday's day-long bandh to protest against hike in petrol prices.
The BJP announced it would hold a fortnight-long agitation across the country from June 7 which would culminate in a court arrest.
"The party in continuity of this movement has taken the decision to organize a nationwide Jan Sangrash Abhiyan from June 7 to 22, 2012, against "bad governance" of the UPA government," Kumar said.