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Manoj Tiwari to continue hunger strike against Delhi government

IANS  |  New Delhi 

BJP on Thursday said he will convert his day-long fast into an indefinite hunger strike against the government which according to him neglected the development work in his parliamentary constituency.

"I shall continue my indefinite hunger strike to protest against politically biased denial of development funds by government to my north-east parliamentary constituency," said, who along with six other BJP MPs sat on a day-long fast against the washout of the second part of Parliament's budget session due to continuous disruptions.

alleged that the was delaying the funds for a link loop at to ease heavy traffic congestion in the area.

"I shall not end my fast until I get assurance for my people on Shastri Park flyover, underpass, signal-free zone and clean water," he said.

Earlier in the day, Tiwari was also attended by a doctor after he complained of He said that he had recently undergone a operation for stone, so there is some "But my is not bigger than the pain of public."

Slamming the and opposition parties, Tiwari said: "It is sad that even as politically rejected and other opposition parties stalled the working of Parliament in the budget session."

"The government not only managed to complete important business transactions but has set a precedent by deciding to forego salary of ruling NDA MPs for the 23 lost days of Parliament work.

"From now on this should become a rule that MPs will not get their salary when the House is stalled and the opposition parties need to take a lesson from this," the said.

Harsh Vardhan, who represents the Chandani Chowk constituency, East Maheish Girri, New Meenakshi Lekhi, West Pravesh Verma, North West Delhi MP Udit Raj, South Delhi MP and North East Delhi MP participated in the day-long strike that concluded at 6 p.m.

Union Ministers Suresh Prabhu, Uma Bharti, Smriti Irani, Narender Singh Tomar, Vijay Goel, and and several senior party leaders visited the venues of these fasting MPs to enthuse the workers.

Modi and BJP along with BJP MPs fasted across the country to protest against the washout of the second half of Parliament's Budget session.



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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 22:38 IST