PM Modi and BJP MPs to fast in protest of Parliament logjam

PM Modi Chalo Champaran Speech Highlights Recalls Mahatma Gandhi & Vinoba Bhave's Contributions

PM Modi Chalo Champaran Speech Highlights Recalls Mahatma Gandhi & Vinoba Bhave's Contributions

Rahul Gandhi led a fast Monday at Rajghat for communal harmony and to protest caste violence, communalism and the non-functioning of Parliament, for which it blamed the ruling BJP.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi travelled to Bihar on Tuesday to take part in the centenary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi's Champaran Satyagraha. This.is not a small thing and I congratulate the people and government of the state and swachhagrahis. "From the streets to Parliament, roadblocks are being created in the government's work", Modi said.

The Prime Minister's attack on opposition parties comes at a time when the Dalit community across the country has been agitated after a Supreme Court order allegedly diluting the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes Atrocities Act. On April 10, PM Modi also inaugurated India's first ever 12,000 horsepower high-speed electric locomotive which was produced under Make in India scheme.

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During the time span mentioned by the Prime Minister, the pictures of 6.6 lakh toilets were uploaded on the government's Management Information System (MIS), a software that stores the pictures and geographical coordinates of a particular construction so as to avoid duplication.

He added that the government is well acquainted with the way the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has changed the lives of millions in the country.

Of the achievements in sanitation, the Prime Minister mentioned that sanitation coverage has expanded from about 40 per cent in 2014 to about 80 percent today. At the National Convention of Swachhagrahis, he launched several development projects at Motihari.

Cong leaders gobble chhole bhaturas, other delicacies before daylong fast
Taking a dig at Gandhi, Patra told reporters that "he can not wake up in morning to start his fast on schedule". The fast was replicated across the country by Congress workers in all state and district headquarters.

Modi will address the MPs and interact with some of them on the occasion, they said.

The PM, who was accompanied by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, also waved the green flag to signal via video link the maiden run of the Humsafar train between Katihar and New Delhi.

The PM also said that eleven projects worth over Rs 3,000 crore have been sanctioned in Bihar to stop the flow of dirty and untreated water from homes and factories to the Ganga.

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The fast was held by the Congress as a protest against the parliament washout, CBSE paper leaks and a special status for Andhra Pradesh.

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