BJP Fast: Congress demands Parliament be reconvened to debate and legislate

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He claimed, "There is no alternative to Modi". Kirit Somaiya, the BJP MP from North East Mumbai, sat on the daylong protest near the Bhandup railway station while Railway Minister Piyush Goyal observed the fast in Thane.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ridiculed the Congress saying the latter should not dream of forming a government in Goa after they lost the opportunity past year.

The venue of the fast witnessed a minor tussle between the BJP and the Dravidar Kazhagam (DK) workers.

Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar, Ananth Kumar, D.V. Sadananda Gowda and other BJP workers observed the protest fast in Bengaluru. He said the fasting programme organized by the BJP was different from that of the Congress in an aside to the recent Chhole-Bhature episode. "We aim to do that through our dharna", Union Minister of State for AYUSH, Shripad Naik, said.

Asenior Sena functionary said, "Uddhavji was upset that Geete went for the fast".

After Uddhav's orders, Geete immediately left the fast venue.

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"People should know that those sent by them to Parliament as their representatives are working to obstructing the government's development works instead of working in their interests", Shah, who is in Karnataka today where he joined his party's protest against the Congress, said in a blog. Only two MLAs - Girish Bapat and Vijay Kale -actually visited the protest site.

A video clip surfaced on social media showing Bhimrao Tapkir and Sanjay Bhegade eating sandwiches and chips during a meeting in the Pune Council Hall. MP Sanjay Kakde reached at around 10.30 and remained there till 1pm.

He also attached Shah's public programmes in Karnataka, mentioning Shah will have lunch with farmers at 1.30 p.m in Rona Taluk village in Gadag. "If somebody eats three hours before a fast, BJP finds it objectionable, but it is okay for them if they eat during the fast". But they have been exposed in front of the whole world on account of not allowing any business in the Parliament, he said, adding that this will prove last nail in the coffin of Congress, which is already facing tough time across the nation.

"Congress can not save democracy in the country as it has no internal democracy", Shah said.

"The Congress does not believe in democracy". It has held democracy hostage in its own household.

With Dalits increasingly protesting against the BJP, Shah impressed upon the party unit and the two allies, which count the OBCs as their main supporters, to counter the SP-BSP coalition and prepare the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance for a "collective victory" in the 2019 general election.

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