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BJP leaders observe fast in Bihar over Parliament disruptions

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

BJP leaders across Bihar, including Union ministers and members of both Houses of the Parliament, today observed a day long fast in various parts of the state in protest against the recent washout of the Budget session.

Prominent among those who took part in the nationwide "Upvaas" were Union ministers in Patna, Ashwini Choubey in Buxar, R K Singh in Ara and Giriraj Singh in Nawada.

observed fast in his constituency of Ujiyarpur.

Talking to reporters in Gardanibagh locality of where the sit-in demonstration was organised, Ravi Shankar Prasad blamed the opposition for the washout of the parliamentary session.

"We are registering our protest over attempts made by the and its allies to deny the government a chance to apprise the nation about its stand on various issues. On the contrary, the recent fast by and his supporters was just a farce," he said.

Prasad also said the government is making all possible efforts to address the grievances of the Dalits following the recent judgement on SC/ST Act, and demands by parties such as the for grant of special assistance to

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 20:15 IST