BJP leaders to observe fast today

April 12, 2018 01:34 am | Updated 01:34 am IST - New Delhi

New Delhi: Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari at a prayer meeting during 'Samvidhan ki Shapth' protest against Kejriwal government, at Rajghat in New Delhi, on Monday. PTI Photo by Manvender Vashist (PTI2_26_2018_000056B)

New Delhi: Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari at a prayer meeting during 'Samvidhan ki Shapth' protest against Kejriwal government, at Rajghat in New Delhi, on Monday. PTI Photo by Manvender Vashist (PTI2_26_2018_000056B)

Seven BJP MPs from Delhi, including the party’s State unit president Manoj Tiwari, will observe a fast on Thursday as part of the party’s protest over the recent washout of the budget session of the Parliament.

Mr. Tiwari, however, will continue his fast as an indefinite hunger strike against the Delhi government’s alleged “partiality” over developmental works. The Delhi BJP chief had, earlier, alleged that funds for a Shastri Park loop, a multi-exit road, and a flyover in Seelampur were not being released and had warned of going on a hunger strike from April 12.

Mr. Tiwari will be joined by Union Minister Vijay Goel at the Main Chowk of Shastri Park. “Will join the nationwide #FastWithPMModi movement tomorrow morning at Shastri Park against the divisive politics of Opposition especially Congress as we witnessed during the recent #ParliamentLogjam,” Mr. Goel tweeted.

BJP MPs nationwide will observe similar protests in their constituencies. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also observe fast, a Delhi BJP statement said.

Other Delhi BJP MPs will sit on fast in their respective constituencies from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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