Nine days of Delhi dharna: a recap

After Jain, Sisodia admitted to hospital

Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav and AAP MP Sanjay Singh visit Health Minister Satyendar Jain in the hospital on Monday.

Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav and AAP MP Sanjay Singh visit Health Minister Satyendar Jain in the hospital on Monday.   | Photo Credit: PTI

Leaders in stable condition; Kejriwal completes a week of protest at Raj Niwas

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, on indefinite fast since June 13, was on Monday afternoon shifted to Lok Nayak Hospital from Raj Niwas. He had been staging a sit-in at the L-G house along with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and two Ministers since June 11.

With Mr. Sisodia joining Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who has been on fast since June 12 and was admitted to the hospital on Sunday night, Mr. Kejriwal and Labour Minister Gopal Rai completed one week of their protest at Raj Niwas.

The four Aam Aadmi Party leaders have been demanding that Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal put an end to what they call a strike by government officers and clear the proposal for home delivery of ration. Raj Niwas has denied that the officers are on strike.

According to hospital sources, Mr. Sisodia and Mr. Jain were in stable condition on Monday, though Mr. Jain was in the ICU.

J.C. Passey, medical superintendent of Lok Nayak Hospital, said that the Health Minister was shifted from Raj Niwas at 11.50 p.m. on Sunday after he complained of headache, nausea, abdomen pain, respiratory difficulties and urine retention. He added that Mr. Jain was not taking food orally and was being given glucose, electrolytes and medication for symptomatic relief intravenously.

“Our team of specialists has examined him again today [Monday] and has advised some investigations. He is likely to be kept in the ICU for the next 24 hours for observation,” he said.

Stream of visitors

Meanwhile, the two AAP leaders continued to receive a stream of visitors, including MPs from other political parties.

Among those who visited Mr. Sisodia and Mr. Jain in hospital were Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Ram Gopal Yadav, Communist Party of India leader and Rajya Sabha MP D. Raja and self-styled spiritual guru Acharya Pramod, apart from AAP leaders, Delhi government Ministers and MLAs.

Photos of the visitors at the hospital beds of the two leaders were shared on social media.

After the visits, Mr. Kejriwal thanked Mr. Raja and Mr. Yadav in two separate tweets for extending their support to the AAP.

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