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BJP leaders fast in Maharashtra against Parliament's disruption

IANS  |  Mumbai 

top leaders, including Minister Devendra Fadnavis, MPs, MLAs, MLCs and others sat on a day-long fast across on Thursday to protest the disruption of Parliament's budget session by opposition parties.

Fadnavis, along with Mumbai BJP Ashish Shelar, Poonam Mahajan, actor-turned-and launched the fast at the local party office in Vile Parle.

started a hunger strike at the government hostel in adjoining Thane along with a large number of supporters and party activists.

sat on a fast near the Bhandup railway station along with his supporters.

Besides, other state ministers led similar fasts in their respective constituencies or districts where they are appointed Guardian Ministers and were joined by local MPs, MLAs, MLCs and party workers across the state.

At all places, the BJP leaders and hundreds of activists carried banners or placards with slogans critical of the opposition parties and holding them responsible for the washout of the second part of the Parliament session.

The call for a day-long fast by the BJP central leaders and was given to protest the manner in which the second half of parliament's recently-concluded budget session was stalled by the combined opposition parties.

The BJP has alleged that the did not allow Parliament to function, initially on account of the Thereafter, the YSR and created hurdles on the issue of Special Status for by moving a no-confidence motion against the government.



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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 15:48 IST