BJP to stage hunger strike on April 12 against Parliament washout

Apr 07, 2018, 07:12 IST | Agencies

Party says it was because of Congress's attitude and strategy that the second phase didn't work out

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar, Union ministers Ramvilas Paswan, J P Nadda and other BJP MPs protest against Congress and Opposition parties during the last day of the budget session, at Parliament House. Pic/PTI
Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar, Union ministers Ramvilas Paswan, J P Nadda and other BJP MPs protest against Congress and Opposition parties during the last day of the budget session, at Parliament House. Pic/PTI

Holding the Congress responsible for the Parliament washout in the second phase of the budget session, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to go on a hunger strike on April 12. Addressing the media on Friday, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said the weighted average of the productivity of both the budget sessions was 23% (Lok Sabha) and 28% (Rajya Sabha).

"It's because of the Congress, its attitude and strategy that our second phase could not work and we have decided to tell this to the public. On April 12 all BJP MPs will sit on a hunger strike for a day. We have already decided to forego our salary and allowance as the first step," Kumar said. Further elaborating, the Union Minister said the Congress party changed its parliamentary strategy throughout the session and indicated that their MPs countered their own move.

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