Dehra Dun: Congress MLA Kishore Upadhayay
has called off his hunger strike inside the Uttarakhand
Assembly following an assurance from the Speaker of the house.
On being assured by Speaker Harbans Kapoor last night,
Upadhayay called off his strike but warned that all his
demands should be accepted by March 21.
In case, my demands are not accepted by March 21, I
will again sit on hunger strike from March 22,? Upadhayay
Kapoor met Upadhaya in the house along with
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prakash Pant and Leader of the
Opposition Harak Singh Rawat around midnight and assured that
Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has agreed to listen
to the demands raised by the Tehri MLA.
Upadhayay began his indefinite fast inside the Vidhan
Sabha yesterday, alleging that the state government is callous
towards Tehri constituency.
Setting up a university at Ranichauri in Tehri,
opening of schools, colleges and hospitals, developing
infrastructural facilities and starting water-tourism
activities in the Tehri dam lake are among the 25 demands put
up by the legislator.