Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah along with top and regional leaders will be observing a day-long fast on Thursday protesting against the disruption of Parliament session by the Opposition. The second leg of the Budget session saw repeated disruptions in both the house over the issue of PNB fraud, Supreme Court’s ruling on the SC/ST Atrocities Act, Cauvery dispute and Andhra Pradesh special status.
The announcement of the protest fast was announced by the Prime Minister on the last day of the Budget session last week Friday.
The Prime Minister had especially accused the Congress party for impasse in the Parliament besides accusing the collective opposition of resorting to divisive politics.
“The ruling party is doing an inclusive politics, whereas the opposition was doing divisive and negative politics due to BJP’s rising strength,” Modi had told his lawmakers at the BJP parliamentary party meeting on the morning of the last day of the Budget session.
Besides the fast on Wednesday, BJP MPs and other leaders will spend a night between April 14 and May 5 in over 20,844 villages to spread the message of government work.
In yet another instance of growing political heat, Congress party observed a day-long fast against the BJP-led NDA government on Monday led by its chief Rahul Gandhi. The protest, which kick-started from Raj Ghat, saw the principal opposition party attracting BJP’s criticism.
The ruling party was particularly critical of Congress leader’s outing at a Delhi restaurant hours before the fast. The photo of Delhi leaders eating snacks did rounds on the social media as well leading to the BJP dubbing their fast as “farce”.