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Manoj Tiwari continues fast demanding funds for his North East Delhi constituency

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, who sat on a fast as part of the party's programme protesting the washout of the Budget Session of Parliament, today continued his hunger strike indefinitely over alleged neglect of his constituency by the

Six other BJP lawmakers sat on hunger strike in their respective constituencies in The fast was scheduled to end at 4pm, but continued his hunger strike indefinitely.

Chandni Chowk MP and sat on fast at He said the hunger strike has "exposed" the opposition parties who indulge in "negative"

Senior BJP leaders and Union ministers including Suresh Prabhu, Smriti Irani, Vijay Goel, K J and visited the "upwas" venues where the lawmakers were sitting on the fast along with local party leaders and workers.

Tiwari, who recently underwent a to get stones removed from his kidney, was examined by a doctor at Shastri Park, where he is sitting on indefinite hunger strike.

"His blood pressure was a little more than the upper limit. On the advice of the doctor, he took a few sips of water. A large number of party leaders and locals have joined him in the fast," said

said he was experiencing due to the but added "my is nothing compared to the of people in my constituency".

The North East MP had announced his plans to sit on an indefinite hunger strike alleging that the was not releasing development funds for his constituency.

"Funds should be immediately released for Shastri Park Loop and doubling of Seelampur flyover," he demanded.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 22:50 IST