Spurred on by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari’s promise that his ministry would allocate Rs 1,000 crore per kilogram of weight lost by Ujjain MP Anil Firojiya for development work, the latter has claimed that he is now 15 kg lighter and entitled to Rs 15,000 crore fund request.
The weight loss challenge started in February this year after Mr. Gadkari made the “funds for flab” promise at an event in Ujjain where the foundation stones of a few projects were laid.
Firojiya, a first-time MP, told PTI news agency on Saturday that he weighed 127 kg in February.
“Gadkari had made this announcement in February to motivate me to get fit. He had said that he would allocate Rs 1,000 crore for development work per kilogram of weight loss. I accepted his command and have lost 15 kilograms in the past four months.” said Mr. Firojiya.
“I achieve this by adopting a fitness regime which consists of following a diet plan and indulging in exercise, cycling and yoga. I used to weigh 127 kilograms. Now I am entitled to ask Rs 15,000 crore for development work in my constituency because I’ve lost 15 kilos,” the Lok Sabha MP claimed.
He said he will continue to lose weight so that his Lok Sabha area can get more money for development.
Incidentally, during his speech in February, Mr. Gadkari had also talked about his own weight loss journey and had hoped that this would motivate Mr. Firojiya.
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