BJP begins indefinite hunger strike as Delhi CM Kejriwal’s sit-in protest at L-G’s office continues

In response to AAP’s protest, BJP MPs and legislators have sat on a hunger strike in the Delhi Secretariat over the acute water shortage in several areas of the national capital.

delhi Updated: Jun 15, 2018 14:57 IST
Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
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Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia and health minister Satyendra Kumar Jain during their ongoing sit-in protest at Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal’s office, in New Delhi on Thursday. The ministers along with cabinet colleague Gopal Rai and chief minister Arvind Kejriwal have been at Baijal’s office for four days now.(PTI/AAP/Twitter)

The Delhi unit leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday began an indefinite fast against the sit-in protest by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues at the Lieutenant Governor’s residence.

“West Delhi BJP MP Pravesh Singh Saheb Verma, Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta, MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa, and I have decided to start indefinite hunger strike from today (Friday),” suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Kapil Mishra said.

He said the BJP MPs and the legislators have sat on hunger strike in the Delhi Secretariat since morning over the acute water shortage in several areas of the national capital.

Mishra also said they have written a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind, urging him to intervene and direct Kejriwal over the constitutional crisis.

The BJP leaders are also sitting on protest at Delhi Secretariat against the sit-in protest by Kejriwal and his Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Health Minister Satyendar Jain and Labour Minister Gopal Rai. The BJP leaders sat on protest on Wednesday.

The sit-in protest at Lt. Governor Anil Baijal’s office by Kejriwal, and his cabinet colleagues entered the fifth day on Friday, while the hunger strike by Health Minister Satyendar Jain entered day three and that by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia entered day two.

First Published: Jun 15, 2018 14:57 IST