PM to lead BJP fast against Congress' 'divisive politics'

PM to lead BJP fast against Congress' 'divisive politics'

Recently, Yogi was asked to come to Delhi where he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shah and discussed the state of affairs in UP.

According to PTI, Shah will hold a dharna at Hubli in poll-bound Karnataka on the same day as the fast. Rahul Gandhi had been on fast for quite a short span of time, in protest of the alleged unfairness of the government against the dalit community in relation to the SC/ST act.

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, has announced that he will be observing a day long fast in the protest against the disruption that is being caused in Parliament by the opposition parties. Party sources said Modi will stick to his schedule and work from his residence at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg despite the fast. The Congress said that the prime minister should instead apologise to the youth, Dalits and other sections of the society, who were allegedly let down by his government.

Modi blamed for Parliament disruption
He was referring to the Supreme Court's recent ruling on the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, which allegedly diluted the law.

The entire second leg of the Budget session was wiped out without discussion due to protests by the opposition parties on different issues. "Today you have a government at the Centre which is working to unite the people of the country while the opposition is working to divide the people", Modi told the National Convention of "Swachhagrahis" in Motihari. "All MPs must observe one-day fast before the collector at their respective district headquarters and should clearly place facts before the public and media that the Congress has murdered democracy by stalling Parliament", a party advisory sent to all MPs said.

Randeep Surjewala of Congress also said the BJP-led central government should be blamed for the Parliament washout.

On Friday, Modi had accused Congress of resorting to divisive politics and announced BJP's hunger strike as a protest.

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