Published: Wed, April 11, 2018
Money | By Ethel Goodwin

Modi to Protest Parliament Disruption With April 12 Fast

Modi to Protest Parliament Disruption With April 12 Fast

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a speech in Parliament. He will interact with some of them on the day when the MPs will be holding "Samata Diwas" in their respective constituencies on the occasion of Jyotiba Phule birth anniversary.

BJP national president Amit Shah will be present at a protest in Hubli, Karnataka. Modi's decision, which may be the first time a Prime Minister is observing a fast, will be part of the BJP's day-long hunger strike that day to protest against the disruption of Parliament by the opposition.

The BJP and the Congress have blamed each other for the logjam in Parliament.

On, the Congress members observed a fast to promote peace and communal harmony in the country and accused the Narendra Modi government as being "anti-Dalits". Surjewal said, "The Prime Minister should hold a fast to apologise to the country for the 13 banking scams, where people like chhota Modi that is Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi ran away with over Rs 61,000 crore".

The Prime Minister announced that he would be fasting on Thursday in protest against the disruption of the Parliament's budget session by the opposition. State BJP Chief Ministerial candidate and head of State unit B.S. Yeddyurappa, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs H.N. Ananth Kumar and a large number of workers will join Shah in his dharna to be held in front of Dharwad DC's office tomorrow. Rahul Gandhi had been on fast for quite a short span of time, in protest of the alleged unfairness of the government against the dalit community in relation to the SC/ST act.

Addressing his party's MPs, Modi had accused the Opposition, particularly the Congress, of practising divisive politics.

"In a systematic manner, the Congress which is used to being in power is developing an atmosphere of fear".

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