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BJP MPs led by Modi to observe fast over Parliament washout

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

will observe a day-long fast here tomorrow, while top BJP leaders, including Union ministers, will fan out across the country for a similar protest to corner the opposition over the recent washout of the Budget session of Parliament.

Addressing party MPs through an audio conference call ahead of the protest, Modi said the BJP leaders and its workers will observe the fast tomorrow to "expose" those handful of people who "throttled" democracy by stalling Parliament proceedings during the budget session.

Besides Modi, Rajnath Singh, and will observe the fast here.

As per the schedule prepared by the BJP for observing the fast across the country, J P Nadda will be in Modi's constituency Varanasi, while will travel to for it, party sources said.

Many other ministers will travel to various places across the country to observe the fast. will observe the fast in Chennai, in Benguluru, for Parliamentary Affairs in and for External Affairs MJ Akbar in Vidisha,

KJ Alphons will observe the fast in

Besides ministers, all the party MPs will also sit on a fast in their respective constituencies, while will hold a sit-in at Hubli in poll-bound tomorrow.

The ruling BJP has blamed the opposition, led by the party, for the washout of the budget session. The session was the worst in terms of productivity in about a decade.

Last week, while speaking at the BJP's parliamentary party meeting, Modi had accused the Opposition, particularly the Congress, of practising divisive and stalling Parliament.

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

First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 19:30 IST