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Forget farcical fast, reconvene Parliament for debate: Cong to BJP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today demanded that be reconvened to debate and legislate on key issues and said the time had come for the BJP to "repent and apologise" to the people instead of indulging in the "theatrics of a farcical fast".

accused the of "orchestrating" disruptions in to avoid a debate on issues such as the involving and Mehul Choksi, the CBSE paper leak, the SC/ST Act issue and farm distress.

"It is time for the prime and the BJP to reflect, repent and apologise to the people of the country instead of engaging in the theatrics of a farcical fast. Let the reconvene to debate and legislate," he told

Sharma, a former union minister, claimed it was the BJP which had orchestrated disruptions in Parliament so as not to debate key issues or be accountable for their failures.

"The BJP orchestrated the disruptions in Parliament to escape accountability and avoid debate on the loot of banks under his watch by Nirav Modi, and others, the Rafale jet purchase scam, the anguish of the youth, farm distress and rising Dalit atrocities," he said.

The BJP is holding a day-long fast today in protest against the washout of the last session of Parliament.

The had earlier on April 9 organised a fast against the disruptions in Parliament and for promoting peace and communal harmony in the country.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 17:50 IST