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Congress taunts Modi, Shah for observing 'fake fast'

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Thursday attacked and for observing a "fake fast" and termed it as "PM's fast of atonement".

It put out the (BJP) leaders' schedule for the day mentioning breakfast and lunch timings on

said: "Mr. Prime Minister, best wishes for your fast."

He attached Modi's in Tamil Nadu, that showed that the would be having his breakfast on board the IAF BBJ at 6.40 a.m.

It also said that after his departure from Chennai at 2.25 p.m, he will have lunch on board.

The challenged the to prove him otherwise. "Now, tell us that this is a lie."

"Now, jumla fast gets over in an hour and feast after that. Good wishes for your fake fast," he added.

He also attached Amit Shah's public programmes in It mentioned Shah will have lunch with farmers at 1.30 p.m in Rona Taluk village in Gadag.

Quoting Mahatma Gandhi, Surjewala said: "Atonement should be there, where a serious and deliberate sin has occurred. Fast can be done only with selflessness, not otherwise."

The Congress said that this was, however, something that went beyond the BJP leaders' understanding who observe "fake fast" after having

Modi and Shah along with BJP MPs fasted on Thursday across the country to protest against the washout of the second-half of Parliament's Budget Session, for which they blamed the Congress.



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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 17:08 IST