Ruling BJP members on Tuesday protested against Bihar Police's action against ABVP activists, and demanded the arrest of JD-U's national Vice President Prashant Kishor for breaking the model code of conduct ahead of the student union poll in the Patna University.
Their demonstration came a day after an Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad activist was arrested for pelting stones at Kishor's vehicle when he was coming out after a meeting with Patna University Vice Chancellor.
Kishor's vehicle was damaged in the attack.
A dozen activists of the Rashtriya Swayamseval Sangh students' wing ABVP, two Bharatiya Janata Party legislators -- Arun Sonja and Nitin Navin -- along with several party leaders staged the sit-in at Pirbahor police station on Tuesday.
They said Kishor has tried to influence the Patna University Student Union polls, scheduled for Wednesday, by holding a four-hour long meeting on Monday night.
The arrested ABVP activists have been released on bail.
Kishor's meeting with the vice chancellor was to aid the Chatra JD-U, student wing of the Janata Dal-United, they alleged.
However, he said: "I will speak only after the student union polls."
An election strategist-turned-politician, Kishor joined the JD-U a few months ago and is spearheading the party's efforts to widen its network.
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