- BJP MP Anil Firojiya on Sunday claimed that he reduced 15 kg weight.
- He demanded Rs 1,000 crore for every kg lost from Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.
- Firojiya is a first-time Member of Parliament.
BJP MP weight loss: Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Ujjain, Anil Firojiya on Sunday claimed that he reduced 15 kg weight. He said that Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had challenged him that funds for development works would be only allocated to him if he loses weight. Accepting his offer, he demanded the sum for losing 15 kgs in four months.
Speaking to ANI, Firojiya said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the 'Fit India' movement. Union Miniter Nitin Gadkari had told me on stage that for each kilogram I lose, I will earn Rs 1,000 crore for development works in Ujjain. I took it as a challenge and have lost 15 kg so far. I will reduce it further and request him to release funds as promised."
"If weight loss brings more budget allocation for Ujjain, I am ready to continue my fitness regime for the development of the constituency," he said.
The BJP MP said he follows a strict diet chart for weight loss.
Explaining his fitness regime, Firojiya said, "I wake up 5.30 in the morning and then go for morning walk. My morning workout includes running, exercise and yoga. I follow an Ayurvedic diet chart. I take light breakfast. For lunch and dinner, I eat salad, one bowl of green vegetables and one roti made up of mixed cereals. Occasionally I take carrot soup or dry fruits in between."
Earlier in February this year, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari in a public event in Ujjain had said, "I made a condition for allocating funds to Firojiya Ji. Once my weight was 135 kg more than that of Firojiya ji. But now my weight is 93 kg. I showed him my old photograph. It is hard to recognize me in that photo. I will allocate Rs 1,000 crore for each kg he loses."
(With ANI Inputs)