Chandrababu has taken serious note of the jokes being cracked by Telugu Desam party MPs in Delhi over fast-unto-death. The issue of TDP MPs’ jokes came up during Chandrababu’s teleconference today. MPs’ jokes have become viral on social media. Why these jokes when CM Ramesh is continuing his fast seriously, he asked the MPs.
MPs cracked these jokes before meeting central minister Birendra Singh. Murali Mohan said smilingly that he wants to lose five kg weight and hence wants to undertake fast for one week. They said compared to JC Diwakar Reddy, Avanti Srinivas is strong and he should be asked to fast. “Why he? One day he had to be shifted to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital,” said Rajya Sabha member Kanakamedala Ravindra Kumar. Somebody took video of this conversation and posted it on social media. However, Chandrababu sought a clarification over this. Murali Mohan clarified that some of his words were cut, twisted and posted. Chandrababu said the matter will be probed. He advised MPs not to ridicule Ramesh’s hunger strike. Overall, MPs’ jokes have become a headache for the party.