• Thursday, August 11, 2022

INDIA

Hunger games: Modi to fast as politics gets gutsy

Narendra Modi

By: Sarwar Alam

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi will lead a day-long fast on Thursday (12) in a tit-for-tat protest against the opposition, whose leaders were caught feasting moments before they launched their own hunger strike. The rival protests are part of growing showdown between Modi’s ruling nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its arch-rival Congress party ahead of a looming national election. Both sides have suffered social media ridicule over their fasts. Congress organised a five-hour hunger strike on Monday in a pre-emptive move against a BJP plan for its fast on Thursday. But the party was left red-faced after photos of…

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