Guj CM, BJP leaders observe fast against Parliament washout

Guj CM, BJP leaders observe fast against Parliament washout

The outburst of the four parliamentarians and another BJP MP Udit Raj came at a time when the country witnessed a public outcry against the Supreme Court's order on the SC/ST Act, which the Dalit leaders said was an attempt to "dilute" the law.

"Those who couldn't gain power in 2014, don't want the country to move forward".

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Talking to reporters, Prasad said that while the entire fast by Congress was a farce engineered by party President Rahul Gandhi, today's fast by the BJP, in contrast, was to protest over the shameful acts of the Congress and its allies who have denied the government the opportunity to talk about various issues being faced by the nation for almost a month now. Police personnel were also deployed throughout the day on the road from Gandhinagar to Ahmedabad in anticipation of Rupani's arrival.

"The government was ready for discussion on all issues, but the opposition just didn't allow it to happen". Apna Dal (Sonelal) leader Ashish Patel also met the BJP president.

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"Today (Friday) at 10 p.m, in every district, the Congress workers will hold a candle light march against the rape incidents in Kathua and Unnao and for BJP's involvement in the crime", Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken said in a tweet. The fast was however accompanied with slip ups by the party which had put it on a defensive spot.

The BJP was left red-faced after two of its legislators were caught snacking in the midst of a fast in Maharashtra. "When such events are organized, then the sincerity of the effort should be very visible", the leader added. But if the reason were to be taken into account, he would be the first prime minister to undertake a fast against his political opponents. I will also hold fast. He said he had spoken to Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and BJP president Amit Shah on the subject. Earlier this month, members of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam called for a statewise hunger strike to protest against the central government's failure to set up a Cauvery management board. Rupani was supposed to attend a fast arranged by the saffron party in Lal Darwaja near Bhadra Fort, to protest the log jam created by the Congress in Parliament.

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