"We're worried about his health. We have no problem to shifting him to the NIMS. He can either go to the NIMS on his own or come back to us so that we will escort him and admit him there," said Minister K Parthasarathy on Monday, Dec 21 morning.
This came after the minister reviewed the situation with Krishna District Collector Peeyush Kumar, Commissioner of Police KV Rajendranath Reddy and Mr Rajagopal's wife Padma.
The Vijawada MP, who has undertaken a fast-unto-death protesting the formation of a separate Telangana state craved out of Andhra Pradesh, refused to undergo medical treatment in the GGH and 'disappeared' from the government hospital.
It has been over 12 hours since the MP went missing and the police is still clueless.
Announcing the government's move to concede to the Lagadapati's demand to shift him to NIMS, the minister clarified that the government was not discriminating between Telangana and Andhra leaders.