Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs started their day-long fast on Thursday to mark a protest against the complete washout of the second phase of Parliament’s budget session.
Party Chief Amit Shah is also conducting a sit-in Karnataka’s Hubli while Union Health Minister J P Nadda is fasting in Varanasi. The 'Loktantra bachao Upvaas & dharna' started from 10 am and will continue till 5 pm on.
The Congress also held a nationwide fast on Monday to protest against Dalit atrocities and incidents of communal violence in the country.
The BJP blamed the Congress for the failed Parliament session and accused the party of not allowing any debate or discussion in the two houses of Parliament.
# Doctors attend BJP MP from Delhi Manoj Tiwari
— ANI (@ANI) April 12, 2018
# Manoj Tiwari tweets that delegation from Japan also supported the fast
# Ministry of Science & Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan is observing a fast at Delhi's Town hall
# Union Minister Piyush Goyal is observing a day-long fast in Thane
Maharashtra: Union Minister Piyush Goyal observes day-long fast in Thane, says, 'The way in which Congress & other opposition parties did not let the budget session run, is condemnable to say the least.' pic.twitter.com/805c5T2igM— ANI (@ANI) April 12, 2018
# BJP Chief Amit Shah begins his dharna in Karnataka's Huli. Party's Chief Ministerial candidate for the upcoming Karnataka assembly polls, BS Yeddyurappa is also present.
# PM Narendra Modi inaugurated Defence Expo in Chennai which was attended by more than 670 exhibitors.
You would recall the long-drawn process of procurement of fighter aircraft that never reached any conclusion. We've not only taken bold action to meet our immediate critical requirements, but have also initiated a new process to procure 110 fighter aircrafts: PM #DefenceExpo2018 pic.twitter.com/7APMey7OxA— ANI (@ANI) April 12, 2018
# Here's what BJP said about the day long fast
विपक्ष द्वारा संसद में गतिरोध उत्पन्न कर देश की विकास यात्रा को बाधित करने के विरोध में प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी के नेतृत्व में भाजपा के सांसद देश भर में दिनांक 12 अप्रैल 2018 को प्रात: 10 से सायं 5 बजे तक ‘लोकतंत्र बचाओ उपवास एवं धरना’ कार्यक्रमों में भाग लेंगे। pic.twitter.com/A9PUf84AcD— BJP (@BJP4India) April 11, 2018