Modi to lead BJP’s fast against Parliament disruptions today

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Apr 2018 09:31:37



PRIME Minister Narendra Modi will observe a day-long fast on April 12 along Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs including party President Amit Shah to protest against the washout of the second part of Parliament’s Budget session due to continuous disruptions, which the BJP blamed on the Congress.

Modi will observe the fast but that would not stop him from continuing routine official work including inaugurating 10th edition of Defence Expo in Chennai at Tiruvidanthal, that has been on edge due to protests over Cauvery water issue.

“The Prime Minister will also visit the Cancer Institute, Adyar in Chennai. He will unveil the plaque inaugurating the diamond jubilee building, palliative care centre (Mahvir Ashray) at Shriperumbadur, Day care centre and nurses quarter at the Adyar Cancer Institute,” an official statement from PMO said on Wednesday. Amit Shah will observe a hunger strike in Hubli in poll-bound Karnataka, while party MPs will fast in their constituencies.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters in Chennai that she would also fast to protest the disruption of Parliament by the Opposition during the just-concluded Budget Session.
Union Minister Vijay Goel said that he will join the nationwide fast on Thursday morning at Shastri Park here against the divisive politics of Opposition especially the Congress.