Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party National President Amit Shah will observe a day-long fast on Thursday in protest against the disruptions during the Parliament’s Budget Session, News18 reported. The second half of the Budget Session concluded on April 6, with proceedings being washed out each day amid uproar from the Opposition.
Other MPs of the Bharatiya Janata Party will also join the hunger strike. While Modi will lead the fast in New Delhi, Shah will be present in Karnataka, where Assembly elections will be held in May.
The announcement came a day after a nationwide fast observed by Congress leaders, including party President Rahul Gandhi, to protest the alleged atrocities committed against Dalits and minorities under the Narendra Modi government.
“I am happy that he [Modi] is getting inspired and motivated to follow what Rahul Gandhi has done,” Congress Spokesperson Sanjay Jha told News18. He said it was Gandhi who was setting the agenda and Modi was following him.