Muktikanta Biswal continues hunger strike at Ramlila Maidan

New Delhi: Muktikanta Biswal, who was taken into custody by Delhi police yesterday for sitting on a hunger strike near Jantar Mantar, has resumed his protest at Ramlila Maidan.

Biswal, who has travelled to Delhi on foot to meet the PM and remind him about his promises on upgradation of the Ispat General Hospital (IGH) in Rourkela to a super specialty hospital, said he will continue to sit on hunger strike till his demand of meeting the Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not fulfilled.

“Delhi police picked me up from Jantar Mantar yesterday and left me here at Ramlila Maidan. My hunger strike will continue till the time I haven’t met PM Modi,” said Biswal.

“I appeal everyone to come together to resolve the issues,” Biswal added.

The 30-year-old Rourkela resident had started his walk from the IGH campus of the steel city on April 16 to remind the PM about the promise he made about upgrading the IGH while addressing a public meeting in Rourkela on April 1, 2015.

An idol maker by profession, Biswal had fallen ill during his walk to Delhi in Agra, Uttar Pradesh and was admitted to a local hospital.