Police break Jagan's indefinite fast, shift him to NIMS

Police break Jagan's indefinite fast, shift him to NIMS - Sakshi Post

Hyderabad, On an indefinite hunger strike here protesting bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress Party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy was on Wednesday night evicted by police from the venue of his agitation and taken to a hospital as doctors voiced concern over his deteriorating health.

"We lifted him and are taking him to Nizam Institute for Medical Sciences (NIMS) Hospital on doctors' advice", said DCP (west zone) V Satyanarayana.
A team of policemen swooped on Jagan's house at around 2300 hours and bodily lifted him before putting him into an ambulance and taking him straight to the hospital.There was no resistance from Jagan's supporters at the time of the police action.
YSRCP senior leader Konatala Ramakrishna said we wanted Jagan to call off his fast and again the lead the party.
Doctors, who examined Jagan earlier on Wednesday, advised him to call off the hunger strike as his sugar level was falling, Ramakrishna said here.
Jagan launched his indefinite fast on October 5 to press for a unified Andhra Pradesh.He had undertaken a hunger strike when he was in a jail here last month on the Telangana issue. Konatala said Jagan has appealed to all parties to join hands in keeping the state united as the division is aimed at short-term political gains being engineered by Congress and Sonia Gandhi to make Rahul Gandhi the prime minister.
Meanwhile, YSRCP likened the Group of Ministers (GoM), constituted by Centre to go into issues concerning division of Andhra Pradesh, to Simon Commission under British rule, and demanded Centre forthwith terminate further process for bifurcation of the southern state.
We demand that state government convene a special session of the assembly to pass a resolution to keep the state united, Ramakrishna said. A doctor from the hospital said Jagan was refusing to take treatment but he will be given treatment forcefully after efforts are made to convince him for some more time. Meanwhile, Jagan's mother Vijayamma and other YSRCP leaders went to the hospital to enquire about his condition. Congress MP from Anantapur, Ananta Venkatrami Reddy had visited Jagan earlier in the day before he was taken to hospital.

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