Visakhapatnam: BJP workers, led by Andhra Pradesh unit president K Hari Babu, observed a fast here today to protest the 'stalling' of Parliament by opposition parties.

Those who took part in the fast were BJP floor leader in the Assembly, P Vishnu Kumar Raju and MLC P V Madhav.

Tension prevailed when some CPI workers picked up an argument with BJP leaders over the fast.

This led to a clash between the two sides, police said, adding, about 20 CPI workers were arrested Hari Babu alleged that the Telugu Desam Party was responsible for 'stalling' parliament proceedings.

Elsewhere in the city, leaders of the Oppositon parties, including YSRCP leaders B Satyanaryana, Malla Vijaya Prasad and others staged a dharna protesting against the fast by the BJP leaders. (PTI)