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PM Modi observing daylong fast to protest against parliament washout

PM Modi observing daylong fast to protest against parliament washout

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated the 10th edition of Defence Expo 2018 in Chennai.

Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi (TVK) workers also climbed on the roof of Chennai airport to protest against the visit. The Prime Minister will be accompanied by a slew of BJP leaders who will be observing fast too, at different parts of the country. The group has been among the many who are protesting against the arrival of the Prime Minister to Chennai.

Security was beefed up and a large number of police personnel was deployed in and around the Chennai airport to keep the protesters at bay.

Film personalities, such as Bharathiraja, Ameer and Gowtham, joined protesters holding black flags. Several regional party outfits too came out on the streets to protest, but were kept in check by the strong police force.

DMK working president MK Stalin on Tuesday said his partymen would line up from Saidapet to airport waving black flags and would even wear black clothes and badges as a mark of protest.

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The Supreme Court's recent order on the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, that is perceived as a dilution of the law of protection of SC, STs from upper castes, has got huge uproar from the SC, ST communities.

Besides the DMK, Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth, too, have been at the forefront of protests demanding the formation of the CMB.

The no-confidence motions- which were brought against the BJP-led central government by TDP, TRS, Left and Congress- could not be tabled in Lok Sabha due to the ruckus by opposition parties. Without going into further details, he said in the presence of Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Deputy CM O. Panneerselvam, that "the Union government is committed to cooperative federalism".

As per the schedule devised by BJP, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will observe fast in Chennai, Minister of State (External Affairs) MJ Akbar will be in Vidisha; while Tourism minister K J Alphons will observe the fast in Kerala.


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