Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah, central ministers and party MPs and leaders Thursday observed a day-long fast in protest against washout of the recently-concluded Budget session of Parliament.

Prime Minister Modi, however, did not let the fast get in the way of his daily official routine as he inaugurated the Defence Expo 2018. Amit Shah, who is on a visit to poll-bound Karnataka, at Dharwad.

Union Ministers Suresh Prabhu, Uma Bharati and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel are also observing the fast at Connaught Place in Central Delhi.

“The government tried its best to run both Houses of Parliament but due to the attitude of the Opposition, all its efforts ended as a futile exercise,” Suresh Prabhu said taking a dig at the Congress and other Opposition parties.

In Assam, several BJP MPs and party leaders are joined in the day-long fast to protest washout of the Parliament session.

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