Modi dubs tomorrow's fast as protest against those who 'killed democracy'

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will observe a day-long fast on Thursday along with all members of Parliament (MPs) of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to protest against the recent washout of the second half of the budget session of Parliament. "They have destroyed democracy", Modi said in a broadcast message to MPs and MLAs of the BJP. The BJP holds opposition exclusively responsible for disruptions in Parliament because of which hardly any legislative business could be carried out, especially in the second half of the Budget Session.

Amit Shah will observe a hunger strike in Hubli in poll-bound Karnataka, while party MPs will fast in their constituencies.

He said the changes brought in the society through development works had created problems for the opposition and they were unable to accept this. "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. Many other Ministers will travel to various places across the country to observe the fast.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters in Chennai that she would also fast to protest the disruption of Parliament by the opposition during the just-concluded Budget Session. The budget session was the worst session in terms of productivity in the last 18 years. He also called the fast a photo opportunity.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today praised Parameswaran Iyer, the secretary in the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, for his contribution to the "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan".

"More than 670 exhibitors including 150 global exhibitors will take part in DefExpo and will have a fair representation of MSME sector, around 15% this time", said an official release. "If you do not wake up now, you should understand that the time of your retirement will come in 2019 when people will vote you out".

The Prime Minister's office has asked all ministers to enlist their achievements and compare them with promises made by the BJP in its 2014 Lok Sabha manifesto.

Surjewala also wanted the Prime Minister to observe fast as an apology to the countrymen for the 13 banking scams involving diamond merchants Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi. "Why does not the prime minister sit on fast to atone for his false promises?"

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