Andhra Pradesh

Jagan continues fast on seventh day

Jagan was shifted from Osmania General Hospital to NIMS amid tight security. Photo: Special Arrangement   | Photo Credit: Arrangement

YSR Congress party president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy on Saturday continued his indefinite fast even as he was shifted from one hospital to another in view of his deteriorating condition.

Mr. Jagan, as the MP from Kadapa is popularly known, was shifted late Friday night to Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) for better treatment but he refused to end the fast, which entered seventh day on Saturday to protest bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh without justice to all regions.

Mr. Jagan, who is in judicial custody in disproportionate assets case, was shifted from Osmania General Hospital to NIMS amid tight security.

A team of eight doctors is monitoring the condition of the young leader, who has been admitted to emergency block. As the sugar and blood pressure levels have considerably come down and ketone bodies in urine are high, doctors advised him to agree to take intravenous fluids.

The doctors have warned that his condition may further deteriorate, if he continued his fast.

Mr. Jagan’s mother Y.S. Vijayamma, wife Bharati and brother-in-law Anil Kumar were not allowed to meet him. They left the hospital after seeing him from a distance.

The MP has only been drinking water since he began his fast in Chanchalguda Central Jail on Sunday. He was shifted to Osmania Hospital late Thursday night.

Ms. Vijayamma, who is also honorary president of the party, and other party leaders had on Friday appealed to him to call off the hunger strike.

Mr. Jagan’s mother and wife filed a memo in CBI court, seeking permission for one of them to stay with him in the hospital. The plea will be heard on Saturday. The YSRC president is in jail since May last year in a disproportionate assets case.

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Printable version | Jan 23, 2021 6:26:40 PM |

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