Hunger games: Modi to lead tit-for-tat fast in row with opposition

Hunger games: Modi to lead tit-for-tat fast in row with opposition

India’s PM to stage rival fast days after opponents were caught eating curry before hunger strike

India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, will lead a daylong fast on Thursday 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 the Congress party before national elections. Both sides have faced social media ridicule over their fasts.

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