Scholarism convenor Joshua Wong Chi-fung has rejected suggestions that his hunger strike plan has caused a split with the Federation of Students. Wong said the move was part of a two-pronged strategy and the federation was responsible for other aspects of the movement. Asked if there was a rift, Wong said: "Of course not. You can see that our friends at the federation are mainly in charge of escalating action. As for the hunger strike, Scholarism is in charge." Watch: Joshua Wong on hunger strike to press for political reform Wong said his group had discussed the plan with the federation before announcing it on Monday night. But federation secretary general Alex Chow Yong-kang told Apple Daily yesterday he had not been aware of when it would be announced. Chow told the Post his group decided not to join the hunger strike as "it may not be an effective way to pursue a dialogue with the government". They would instead preserve their energy and resources for community work. Wong said his group - which represents secondary school pupils - took on the hunger strike as the older students in the federation were better able to endure the rigours of frontline protest. "It's a division of labour," he said. Wong made the comments hours after he announced on Monday night that three Scholarism members - himself, Prince Wong Ji-yuet and Isabella Lo Yin-wai - would begin an indefinite hunger strike. Prince Wong, 17, who has been a Scholarism member for two years, attends International Christian Quality Music Secondary School, while Lo, 18, who has been with the group for half a year, goes to Baptist University. Joshua Wong, 18, was admitted to Open University in September. The trio are having two check-ups per day and will drink only water - unless told otherwise by doctors, who might ask them to consume a glucose solution if their health deteriorates. The hunger strike is aimed at pressing the government to enter into further dialogue and "reboot" the political reform process. In response, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying urged students to take care of their health. READ MORE: To view all the latest Occupy Central stories click here But Wong said: "Instead of asking us to take care of our bodies, he should have taken heed of our request to meet with officials. "I just hope that Leung and Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, instead of expressing concern, seriously consider starting a dialogue." The three co-founders of Occupy Central - Benny Tai Yiu-ting, Dr Chan Kin-man and the Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, who yesterday announced their plan to hand themselves in to police today - urged the students to call off their hunger strike. The students said the trio should urge the government to start a dialogue with them instead.