Former BJP MLA Surendra Nath Singh on Friday was arrested by police over his alleged violent remark against Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath in Bhopal.

Yesterday, Singh had staged a protest along with local residents at the Roshanpura Square against the proposed drive to remove encroachments in central Bhopal and over-inflated electricity bills to poorer sections.

“If our demands are not met, blood will be spilled on the roads, and the blood will be of Kamal Nath,” he had said amid a crowd which included journalists.

“Those poor people who got monthly electricity bills worth Rs 200 during Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s regime are now getting bills worth Rs 20,000,” he had added.

The TT Nagar police in Bhopal had yesterday lodged a case under Section 143 and 188 of IPC against Singh and others for unlawful assembly and staging protests without permission.

Asked about the incident, the BJP leader said, “The protesters were raising slogans during the protest – ‘Hamari mange poori nahi hui toh khoon bahega sadko par’. And when someone from the crowd asked me ‘Whose blood?’, I inadvertently mentioned the name of Kamal Nath.”

The incident sparked an uproar by the ruling Congress members in the Madhya Pradesh assembly, following which the House was adjourned twice on Friday.

Speaker NP Prajapati adjourned the House twice amid the ruckus due to which a large part of the question hour was washed out.