‘Cute’, ‘farce’: Opposition reacts to PM’s decision to hold fast against Parliament disruption


NEW DELHI: The Congress on Tuesday called the decision of the Prime Minister to observe the one-day fast against the interruption in the “farce” of the Parliament and demanded that the Prime Minister apologize for the lack of respect of his party to the House .

Congress spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala said the “farce of a fast by the Modi government and the BJP” on April 12 should be a quick way to apologize for a range of problems, including bank fraud, leakage CBSE paper and dilution of SC / ST Act.

“They have disrespected and denigrated the highest temple of democracy.” Therefore, the prime minister must publicly say that he feels it and that is why he quickly withholds it to present an apology to various sectors of the Indian population. “Surjewala said.

Delhi’s Chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, also mocked the prime minister’s decision to observe the fast. “Now that’s really nice … just a quick day … against yourself,” he tweeted.

Earlier today, it was announced that the prime minister will hold a fast with BJP lawmakers on Thursday to protest against the recent overthrow of parliament. BJP president Amit Shah will join the Hubli protest in Karnataka.

Surjewala held BJP and its allies responsible for the interruption of Parliament during the second half of the budget session.

Congress said that BJP leaders should also have fasts to apologize to young people “whose future was compromised by the CBSE paper leak and also by the SSC scam”.

“The Modi government should hold on to apologize to this country for the 13 bank scams in which people like ‘Chhota Modi’, that is, Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi, escaped with more than 61,000 million rupees of public money plundered from the banks”.

Surjewala said the government should have a fast to apologize “for not revealing the real contours” of the Rafale fighter aircraft agreement and said that national security had been compromised.

Both the opposition and the government have blamed each other for the interruption of Parliament.