New Delhi: All the seven BJP Lok Sabha members from the national capital observed a day’s fast in their constituencies to protest against disruption of Parliament by the Opposition parties.
Delhi BJP chief and Lok Sabha member from Northeast Delhi Manoj Tiwari, who had gone on an indefinite hungerstrike over alleged neglect of his constituency by the AAP government, on Thursday called off the fast after lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal told him that directions had been issued to expedite the developmental projects in the area.
Mr Baijal has also invited the Delhi BJP chief for a meeting on Friday. Mr Tiwari said he had “ended his fast after the L-G told him that the finance secretary and the PWD secretary have been directed to expedite the projects" in his constituency.
Union ministers Suresh Prabhu, Uma Bharti, Narender Singh Tomar, and Vijay Goel joined the fasting MPs and other party workers.
The Lok Sabha member from Northwest, Dr Udit Raj, said it is a matter of pride for Delhi that the state BJP president was the first to float the idea of ‘no work, no pay’ for the parliamentarians before the PM, who accepted it.
South Delhi MP Ramesh Bidhuri said that Congress never believed in strengthening the parliamentary discussions when in power and even now the party continues to stall Parliament to stop discussion on crucial issues, which can lead to the exposure of dual standards of the Opposition parties.
East Delhi MP, Maheish Girri said that the way the Opposition has wasted Parliament’s precious time, the people of the country will similarly decimate it in the next elections. “We have dedicated Thursday’s fast to establishing development and constructive politics in the country. We pledge to work for fulfilment of Mr Modi’s dream of making India the Vishwa Guru,” said MP (New Delhi) Meenakshi Lekhi.
West Delhi MP Parvesh Verma said that Thursday’s fast by BJP MPs across the country is meant to expose the negative politics of the Opposition parties and set the momentum for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.