The BJP MP, Mahesh Girri, who has been protesting outside the residence of Arvind Kejriwal, ended his indefinite hunger strike.
Girri had sat on the hunger strike demanding an apology from the Delhi chief minister, but the MP from the national capital was forced to end his strike even without an apology.
In a face saving exercise, Girri said, “I challenged Kejriwal for a debate, it has been 3 days. He didn’t turn up so its their loss. I’m going to end my hunger strike today.”
Those present at the venue to take part in breaking the hunger strike ceremony also included Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
Singh said, ““I have come here to request Maheish Girri ji to end his fast.”
Girri is protesting against Kejriwal asking him to apologise for accusing him of a role in the recent murder of MM Khan, an official of the civic body New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).
Challenging Kejriwal for a public debate, Girri had said, “Question me if needed, arrest me if required.”
Kejriwal had earlier in a letter accused Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung of trying to protect Girri, accusing him of having links with the man arrested for the murder.
Swamy said that the only way Girri would end his fast if Kejriwal apologised to him.
Meanwhile, Kejriwal reiterated his demand for Girri’s arrest.
He tweeted on Monday, “He shud be arrested n interrogated by Modi police in MM Khan murder case. Modi police shielding him. If Del police were wid us, Mahesh Giri n Karan Singh Tanwar wud have been arrested and interrogated by now in MM Khan murder case.”