Narendra Modi, BJP MPs to observe fast to protest budget session washout

12 April, 2018, 00:53 | Author: Mable Gonzales
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In the presence of oil cartel OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabian Oil Minister, Khalid A. Al-Falih, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said efforts at artificially distorting prices were self-destructing.

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

Both the upper and lower houses have been witnessing disruptive demonstrations, be it protests by All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) members over the Cauvery water row or demands by Telugu Desam Party and Yuvajana Shramika Rythu (YSR) Congress for special category status for Andhra Pradesh for more than 25 days consecutively.

Amit Shah will observe a hunger strike in Hubli in poll-bound Karnataka, while party MPs will fast in their constituencies. "We hope that the Prime Minister will also observe a fast very soon over atrocities against women, increasing lawlessness and anarchy under the BJP rule", Gandhi said on Twitter.

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Ultimately, neither party appears to have a deficit-reduction proposal that could get enough support from the other to pass. But such a measure has little chance of passing and the effort will largely be about political messaging.

The PM also dedicated a loco factory in Madhepura and laid the foundation of a track-doubling project in Bihar. "Fasting is not going to stop him from coming here", Sitharaman said, after opening the DefExpo 2018 that showcases India's capability to manufacture arms and weapons platform systems.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday appealed to BJP leaders, MPs and MLAs from across the country, to hold a day-long fast on April 12 to "expose" the opposition parties who have been holding the "Parliament to ransom". The ruling party MPs and the Opposition staged protests outside Parliament, blaming each other for the logjam.

Modi said the Centre was working in tandem with the Bihar government for the economic development of the state, PTI reported.

On Monday, the BJP had dubbed the Congress' day-long fast to uphold communal harmony as a "farce" after senior Congress leaders were caught on camera having a hearty breakfast before heading for the event. The two houses met for the second half of the session on March 5, which concluded on Friday.

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