BJP has blamed the Congress and Sonia Gandhi for the failed parliament session. They also accused the Congress of not allowing any discussion, debate or business transaction to be held in the two houses of the parliament. Terming today's fast as a "farce", Congress and the opposition have alleged BJP deliberately disrupted parliament proceedings to ensure no-confidence moved by Andhra Pradesh lawmakers could not be taken up for vote.
Union Minister Ananth Kumar, in a hurriedly-convened press conference, had also announced that lawmakers of the BJP and its allies will forego their salaries following an abysmal parliament session.
BJP workers fasting in Kota, Rajasthan near Mahatma Gandhi's statue.
BJP in Maharashtra urged people to join in large numbers and support the prime minister and the BJP lawmakers in their fast to make Congress "Aware of what democracy is in a democratic way".
PM Modi, who is fasting today along with other BJP lawmakers, will continue his "routine work" and attend the DefExpo inauguration in Tamil Nadu today, BJP had tweeted.
On 9 April, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and party leaders observed a day's fast to protest the atrocities against members of the Dalit community and to promote communal harmony.
But soon pictures of Congress leaders, including Ajay Maken, Haroon Yusuf, Anrinder Singh Lovely and others, surfaced which showed them eating chhole bhature at a popular Dlehi restaurant. Mr Lovely was seen wearing the same shirt in the photo that he wore to the protest venue.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, in her summary report, said the lower house functioned for 34 hours and 5 minutes in all over 29 sittings. 127 hours and 45 minutes were affected due to "interruptions and forced adjournments", Ms Mahajan said. Of the 580 starred questions only 17 were answered, which translates to "0.58" questions being answered per day, she further said. A whopping 127 hours were lost this session till the house was adjourned sine die.
Only 5 bills were passed and 5 were introduced in the Lok Sabha during this session.