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BJP leaders, including Modi, hold fast to target Congress

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Top BJP leaders, including Narendra Modi, his ministerial colleagues and party MPs and office-bearers, observed fast today to protest the washout of the second phase of Parliament's Budget Session, for which they have blamed the

While many, including and , kept to their work while fasting, several ministers, among them Prakash Javadekar, and Piyush Goyal, travelled to different parts of the country to sit on fast and attack the main opposition party.

joined his party colleagues in to protest against the Congress's "disruptions" of Parliament.

"The knew very well that they cannot debate in any of the Houses so they did not let the Parliament function. The BJP was left with no choice but to go to the people as it is the biggest forum for us," Shah said at a public meeting in the state, which goes to polls month.

The main opposition party, he claimed, does not believe in democracy and it has held democracy "hostage" in its own household. It does not have internal party democracy and cannot save democracy in the country, he said.

The BJP's members mostly sat on protest fast in their constituencies while most of the members did so in their states.

In his interaction with party leaders earlier, had asked them to "expose" opposition parties which, he said, had "throttled" democracy by stalling Parliament proceedings during the Budget Session.

J P Nadda travelled to Modi's constituency Varanasi, while and Minister of State for Rural Development Minister were in and in respectively to sit on a fast.

was in Chennai while was in Benguluru. was in

was in Motihari in while was in Jind. was in

BJP general secretaries Bhupender Yadav, and were in Rajasthan, and Odisha respectively.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 19:40 IST
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