But what is surprising is that he has gone a step further and threatened to self-immolate in front of Anil Ambani's residence. "If Anil Ambani doesn't act after my protest fast, then I will self-immolate outside his house," Nirupam said.
Nirupam began his hunger strike in front of Reliance Energy Divisional Office to demand a reduction in the power tariff in Mumbai. Nirupam had earlier alleged that Reliance and Maharastra Electricity Regulatory Commission were hand in glove with each other.
Taking an example of the Delhi government, Nirupam had earlier said that if the Delhi government could reduce the tariffs, why the same couldn't be implemented in Maharastra.
Meanwhile the Twitteratti went into a comic mood mocking at Nirupam's threats-
Sanjay Nirupam says that Reliance shld decrease Electric tariff else he will die out of hunger.I say in both ways it wil benefit Mumbaikars
Sanjay Nirupam says that Reliance shld decrease Electric tariff else he will die out of hunger.I say in both ways it wil benefit Mumbaikars— GυиJαи мαтнυя (@hellogunj) January 25, 2014
Sanjay Nirupam's threat *yawn*
Sanjay Nirupam's threat *yawn*— pavni mittal (@pavnimittal) January 25, 2014