Jagan Reddy continues indefinite fast, refuses medical help

Hyderabad: YSR Congress president YS Jaganmohan Reddy, who was shifted to a government hospital here from jail following a five day-long indefinite fast against bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, has refused to be put on intravenous fluids, doctors said.

The sugar levels of Reddy have come down due to the fast though other parameters like blood pressure were normal this morning, they said.

Jagan Mohan Reddy. AFP

Jagan Mohan Reddy. AFP

He has refused to be put on intravenous fluids, they said.

Police last night shifted Jaganmohan Reddy from the Chanchalguda jail here to the state-run Osmania General Hospital amid heavy security.

The jailed Kadapa MP, who has been lodged at the Chanchalguda Central Prison since May last year after his arrest by the CBI on corruption charges, launched an indefinite fast last Sunday.

Meanwhile, YSR Congress has appealed to its President to withdraw his indefinite fast "as the there are many battles to be fought against the insensitive government in the days to come."

"The Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of the Party met today and resolved to appeal to Jagan to withdraw his fast in the larger interests of the people and appealed to the cadre to restrain from any serious action," Party Honorary President Y S Vijayamma and senior Party leader Konatala Ramakrisha told reporters here today.

As Jagan’s sugar levels are dipping fast and may damage the organs as well, the PAC took a decision to appeal to him to withdraw his fast, they said.

"The resolution adopted by PAC will be sent to Jagan Mohan Reddy and I will write a letter along with it, if there is permission. We have also moved the court to allow either his wife Y S Bharathi or I to accompany him while on fast and the reply is awaited," Vijayamma said.

PTI