The ongoing bandh called by the Bharatiya Janta Party is against the complete washout of the Lok Sabha for 23 days.
Bangalore, April 12, 2018: Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar and Union Minister Prakash Javdekar have lashed out at the Indian National Congress, terming their act on April 9 as ‘Chola Bhatura’ fast.
The Bharatiya Janta Party are on a day-long fast across the country, today, protesting against the role of the Congress in the non-functioning of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha for 23 days from March 5 to March 27.
Speaking at the event, Kumar said that the BJP and its allies have foregone the salary and allowances for the period of 23 days, and challenged Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his party members to do the same.
He also termed his party’s fast today as ‘real’, claiming Prime Minister Narendra Modi is doing that to prove a point, unlike Congress, who did it as a gimmick. A couple of days earlier, photos emerged of Congress leaders eating chola bhatura hours before their fast.
Javadekar, the Human Resources Development Minister said that the BJP wants to wipe out the Congress by winning the upcoming Karnataka elections.
Also, he added that the Congress is unable to accept the mandate of the people of the country, which gave BJP 282 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, and 21 out of 28 states.
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