AAP Dharna: On fast for six days, Manish Sisodia admitted to hospital

18 June 2018, 05:33 PM
AAP Dharna: On fast for seven days, Manish Sisodia’s admitted to hospital
AAP Dharna: On fast for seven days, Manish Sisodia’s admitted to hospital

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who has been sitting on a hunger strike at Lt Governor Anil Baijal’s office for the last six days, on Monday rushed to hospital after his health deteriorated.

A team of doctors was called in at L-G Baijail’s office, where Sisodia was sitting on a dharna since last Monday. The doctors found that Sisodia’s ketone level had increased to a dangerous level and decided to shift him to the hospital.

Earlier on Sunday night, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain was admitted to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) hospital after he complained of uneasiness in breathing. Jain was also on an indefinite fast demanding action against IAS officers halting work for the last six days.

AAP chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, along with Sisodia, Jain and another cabinet colleague Gopal Rai, has been sitting on a dharna inside L-G Baijal’s office since last Monday, demanding action against IAS officers halting work for last four months and clearance to a door-to-door ration delivery scheme.

Seeing no action from L-G’s side, Jain began an indefinite hunger strike from Tuesday. However, Baijal still didn’t respond to their strike and on Wednesday Sisodia also started indefinite fast.

The AAP leaders alleged that the Lt Governor, who is appointed by the prime minister, was instigating the IAS officer’s strike on PMO’s directions to destabilise the Delhi government.

The IAS Association, however, denied the allegations of the AAP and said that they were being used by the party for political reasons.

First Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 03:02 PM
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