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"The BJP government orchestrated the disruptions in Parliament to escape accountability and avoid debate on the loot of banks under his watch by Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and others, the Rafale jet purchase scam, the anguish of the youth, farm distress and rising Dalit atrocities", he said.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah held massive road show in Karnataka's Hubli.

Jamshedpur Mahanagar BJP leaders and activists staged a dharna before the Jamshedpur Collectorate here on Thursday to protest continuous disruption of Parliamentary proceedings by the Opposition parties.

While BJP workers and leaders went on a sit-down fast across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi continued his work while on fast.

Tendulkar, also a Rajya Sabha MP, maintained that the BJP-led government in the State is doing well and reiterated that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will probably return to Goa next month. Thereafter, the YSR Congress and TDP created hurdles on the issue of special status for Andhra Pradesh and moved no-confidence motions against the government. This has never happened in the past. They killed democracy and we will observe fast to bring their crime in front of the world.

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The venue of the fast witnessed a minor tussle between the BJP and the Dravidar Kazhagam (DK) workers. 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. The BJP president is on a two-day visit to Karnataka. Respect for democracy and for public sentiments is not there in the dictionary of the party, ? he said.

Meanwhile, Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and Jodhpur MP Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said that efforts are being made to spoil the country's Ganga-Jamuni tradition by the politics of violence and incitement. "If somebody eats three hours before a fast, BJP finds it objectionable, but it is okay for them if they eat during the fast".

Accusing the Congress and its President Rahul Gandhi of promoting "divisive politics" in the name of caste and religion, he said the people of Karnataka will see through their tactics and give them a befitting reply in the upcoming polls.

Noting that Modi in his first speech as prime minister had said that his government was for the poor, backward, women and youths, he said the BJP was committed to the welfare of people.

At a time when the rival camp of Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party is showing increasing cohesiveness after the two parties joined hands, Shah questioned why the UP unit of the BJP made headlines for reasons such as upset allies and its five Dalit MPs speaking up against the party.


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