Prahlad participated at a protest here at the Jantar Mantar organised by the All India Fair Price Shop Federation, of which he is the vice president, to press for their charter of demands where he attacked BJP and its government.

"You worked hard to ensure that it (BJP) gets majority in the Lok Sabha and still you have to come to Jantar Mantar to stage a dharna. I think it is a failure of the NDA government," he cited.

Referring to Modi, he added "What I am doing is not revolt of a brother against a brother. For me my brother is worth worshiping. I respect him. But I am in a profession and had to come to this platform to raise my voice before my brother."

Making a veiled attack on the Modi government on the issue of corruption, he alleged that almost all national political parties nurture graft.

"Now when the Narendra Modi government has come to power with the message of fighting corruption, we have been forced to take to the streets," Prahlad said.

The fair price shop dealers are staging demonstrations across state capitals in support of their demands including increase in commissions.

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