Ranchi, June 19 (IANS): Senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha walked out of a Jharkhand jail today, a day after he was granted bail.
More than 55 party workers who were in jail with him since June 3 also walked free after they were released from the Hazaribagh Central Jail.
Sinha was accorded a warm welcome by BJP workers.
Bharatiya Janata Party leader LK Advani met Sinha in jail on Tuesday and did not rule out the possibility of a larger role for him in the State. Advani had also appealed to him to seek bail and lead the agitation in the State.
Sinha was arrested on June 2 while he was leading a demonstration against the state's poor power scenario and had locked up officials of the electricity board. He was presented before the court on June 3 where he refused to seek bail and was sent to judicial custody.
On Monday, Sinha's judicial custody was extended till June 28.