PM, BJP MPs To Observe Fast On Today


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will observe a day-long fast on Thursday along with BJP MPs to protest the recent washout of the Budget session of Parliament, while party chief Amit Shah will hold a sit-in at Hubli in poll-bound Karnataka on the same day.

While observing fast, Modi will not disturb his daily official routine of meeting people and officials, and clearing files, sources in the know said today.

All BJP MPs will also observe fast on April 12 in their respective constituencies. Shah will hold a ‘dharna’ (sit-in) in poll-bound Karnataka’s Hubli. The party will also observe the birth anniversary of Jyotiba Phule, a social reformer from backward caste, on April 11 as Samta Divas (equality day).

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday had accused the opposition of divisive politics and announced that BJP MPs will observe a fast on April 12 to protest the impasse in Parliament.

PM Modi also said BJP MPs and other leaders will spend a night between April 14 and May 5 in over 20,844 villages with over 50 per cent population of scheduled castes and tribes to inform the masses about the Centre’s various measures aimed at their welfare.