Tiwari to go on hunger strike over fund issue
New Delhi: Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party president Manoj Tiwari on Sunday accused the Aam Aadmi Party-led government of "creating hurdles" in development of civic amenities.
He also warned that he will sit on an indefinite hunger strike if funds are not released for two infrastructure projects in north east Delhi by April 12.
Inaugurating a senior citizens' recreation centre developed by the East Delhi Municipal Corporation, Tiwari also charged that the Arvind Kejriwal government was indulging in partiality over developments.
"The AAP government is causing hurdles and adopting partial approach over development works. If funds are not released for the Shastri Park loop and Seelampur flyover by April 12, I will sit on an indefinite hunger strike," a Delhi BJP press statement quoted Tiwari as saying.
He said the people of his parliamentary constituency, north east Delhi, were waiting for these projects for years and he would do everything to fulfill their wish.
"The Shastri Park loop and doubling of the Seelampur flyover will save north east Delhi residents from daily traffic jams," he said.
Delhi BJP spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor said Tiwari's decision revealed his "humanitarian" side.
"The Delhi BJP leaders and workers will take a lead and will not allow him to sit alone on the hunger strike and join him in large numbers," Kapoor said.
Incidently, Tiwari recently underwent a medical procedure for a kidney ailment.