Former prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsány’s hunger strike outside Parliament is phoney and hypocritical, Jobbik MP Gergely Farkas said, as Jobbik activists handed out hot soup in the same vicinity on Thursday.
Farkas said 160 portions of hot meals were distributed to those “who really need them”. He criticised Gyurcsány’s act because as a former prime minister “he is one of those responsible for the fact that a large number of people are hungry nowadays not only for a week but from week to week,” he said, adding that the president of the Democratic Coalition would be “the first to reach an agreement” with the IMF leading to further austerity measures, and thus to a deterioration in many people’s social state.
Gábor Lengyel, a leading official for the Jobbik youth section, which organised the hot meal distribution, said that Gyurcsány “is a person concerned about democracy who in 2006 had the eyes of the people shot out and won the elections with lies.”
Democratic Coalition vice-president Csaba Molnár called on supporters not to “be taken in by agents provocateurs.”
Gyurcsány and three others began a hunger strike Sunday evening on Kossuth tér under the title “Seven Days for Free Elections” to protest the government’s planned voter registration prior to 2014 elections.