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Modi to fast today: BJP is indulging in ‘Farce of a Fast’, alleges Surjewala

By Oneindia Staff Writer

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with other Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders are observing a day-long fast on Thursday to protest against the alleged disruptions by the Congress in Parliament, that led to a complete washout of the second part of the Budget session. BJP chief Amit Shah will sit on the fast at Hubli in poll-bound Karnataka today. The 'Loktantra bachao Upvaas & dharna' has begun from 10 am to 5 pm today.

A fast protest against the Congress by BJP ministers and parliamentarians is underway across the country.

Stay tuned for minute-by-minute updates on BJP's day-long fast.

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3:49 PM, 12 Apr
Randeep Singh Surjewala, Head Communications AICC alleged that "BJP with over 300 MP’s in Lok Sabha didn’t let it function for over 1% of its time, as also didn’t let Rajya Sabha function for more than 6% of its time. And, BJP is indulging in ‘Farce of a Fast’.
1:42 PM, 12 Apr
Anurag Thakur says "Congress has systematically and regularly obstructed the democratic process by not letting Parliament function."
1:29 PM, 12 Apr
Dr Harsh Vardhan along with BJP workers, on a daylong fast at Chandni Chowk Town Hall against divisive politics of Congress and disruption of Parliament by opposition parties during the 2nd phase of Budget Session.
1:12 PM, 12 Apr
BJP President Amit Shah says, "The history is replete with instances since independence where ruling party evades discussion in the parliament. However, we were ready for debate but the opposition lacked the courage to debate."
1:11 PM, 12 Apr
MP Pratap Simha went on fast protest along with party workers in front of District Collector office in Mysore
12:40 PM, 12 Apr
Congress takes jibe at PM Modi's protest fast
12:24 PM, 12 Apr
BJP President Amit Shah holds 'dharna' in Karnataka's Dharwad; BS Yeddyurappa also present
12:23 PM, 12 Apr
Praksh Javadekar and Ananthkumar participate in protest fast at Gandhi statue near Maurya Hotel.
12:19 PM, 12 Apr
Union Parliamentary Minister Ananthkumar asks why Congress leaders are taking salary even after disrupting parliamentary proceedings?
11:31 AM, 12 Apr
Union Minister Piyush Goyal who is observing a day-long fast in Thane, says, "The way in which Congress & other opposition parties did not let the budget session run, is condemnable to say the least."
11:04 AM, 12 Apr
Congress activist, on twitter, said the fast "certifies PM Modi and his government's incompetence"
11:04 AM, 12 Apr
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted about observing fast "in solidarity with PM Modi".
9:48 AM, 12 Apr
Protests near the Chennai airport in Alandur area. Thamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi (TVK) leader Velmurugan and other protesters detained.
9:44 AM, 12 Apr
PM Narendra Modi arrives in Chennai, he will be addressing Defence Expo 2018, later today.

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