Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan was arrested in Patna on Monday along with hundreds of workers from his party during a protest march against the Nitish Kumar-led state government.
Paswan and his supporters were arrested during the jail bharo abhiyan (fill the jail campaign) while they were marching from the party headquarters to the governor's residence Raj Bhavan.
The LJP has launched a statewide campaign to "expose the failure of the state government in stopping atrocities against the Dalit community".
Paswan has demanded that the state government make public the report of the Maha Dalit Commission. He also alleges that the state government has been dividing Dalits in the name of development.