Shatrughan: Why fast when BJP disrupted Parliament for weeks, months

BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha has asked his party some pointed questions on a day when PM Modi, Amit Shah and several BJP MPs are fasting in protest against washout of of Parliament’s Budget Session Part II

Photo by Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
Photo by Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

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On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and several NDA MPs are fasting in protest against the washout of the second half of Parliament’s Budget Session 2018, supposedly to due to disruptions by the Opposition, BJP’s Patna Sahib MP Shatrughan Sinha has posed some embarrassing questions to 'Sir’. We reproduce his tweets below:

"Today on this auspicious day of official fasting, we may not be able to consume salt but the humour of this tweet has to be taken with a pinch of salt... Dear Sir. You and all the party people are going to be fasting today. Is it true? What are the reasons? Please enlighten us too, as I am in a foreign country at the moment with a time difference, surrounded by many NRIs (3 kinds—Non Resident, Non Reliable and Non Required Indians). I would like to know a) If I too am supposed to fast? b) from what time to what time? After breakfast to lunch, before lunch or after lunch till high tea?

What is reason, Sir, behind this Upwaas (fast). Is it for the Parliament not running smoothly? Is the Opposition entirely responsible for it? Many a times in the past when we were in the Opposition, we did not let it work for days, weeks and months.

I recall once was because of Hon'ble Sukh Ram ji—who we later invited to join our party, with due respect to him and his son Anil Sharma who is part of the Govt in Himachal. I also recall disruption on the issue of Hon'ble Shibhu Soren!

Is it also true that some of our prominent leaders of today had made a statement in the past both in and outside the Parliament that the smooth functioning of the Parliament is the sole responsibility of the Govt? What is our stand today Sir, let's clarify once and for all.”

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Published: 12 Apr 2018, 11:56 AM