New Delhi, Apr 11: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his decision to sit on a day-long fast on April 12 against the impasse in Parliament. He asked why doesn’t the prime minister keep a fast for making ‘false promises and for not being able to provide employment’.
Speaking to news agency ANI, Owaisi said, “Why doesn’t the prime minister sit on a fast to atone for his false promises? Will he sit on fast for farmers who lost their lives, for atrocities on Dalits and for not being able to provide employment?”
PM Modi on Tuesday announced that he along with all the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs will observe a day-long fast over disruptions during the budget session of Parliament. While the PM will be in Delhi, party chief Amit Shah would be leading a protest in Hubli-Dharwad in Karnataka.
PM Modi is expected to address the party MPs explaining the reason for his fast. He had earlier blamed the Congress party for practicing alienating politics.
Earlier, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had slammed PM Modi saying, “Now that’s really cute …. just one day fast… against himself.” The Congress party had also asked the PM to apologise for showing disrespect to the House.
“This is a farce of a fast by Prime Minister Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The fast should be to seek an apology from the children whose lives have been jeopardised due to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Staff Selection Commission (SSC) scams. They (BJP) should tender an apology to the Dalits,” Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said.
The Congress party on Monday led his party to a nationwide fast on a list of issues targetting PM Modi. However, the party was left in an embarrassing situation after a picture of Delhi Congress leaders eating ‘chhole bhature’ started circulating.