YSR Congress appeals to Jagan to end fast

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Hyderabad, Aug 30: YSR Congress party on Friday appealed to its president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy to call off his indefinite fast in view of his deteriorating condition.

As Jagan continues his fast in hospital, where he was shifted by Chanchalguda jail authorities late Thursday night, his mother and party's honorary president Y.S. Vijayamma and other leaders called upon him to end the fast.

Concerned over his failing health due to the fast, which entered the sixth day Friday, the political affairs committee of the party held an emergency meeting and appealed to him to call off the hunger strike.

Vijayamma and Jagan's wife Bharati filed a memo in CBI court, seeking permission for one of them to stay with Jagan in the government-run Osmania General Hospital.

Doctors said Jaganmohan Reddy refused to take intravenous fluids. After examining him, the doctors had advised him to take the intravenous fluids as the glucose level in the body had come down.

The MP is on fast for the last six days to oppose bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh without ensuring justice to all regions.

The MP, who launched the fast in jail Sunday, was shifted to hospital around midnight amid tight security. Police baton charged Jagan's supporters who had gathered in large numbers and wanted to enter the hospital.

Sporting red T-shirt and black trousers and looking weak, Jagan got down from police vehicle and preferred to walk into the hospital, though he was offered a wheel chair.

Jagan's mother, wife and other family members rushed to the hospital to meet him. Vijayamma demanded that Jagan be shifted to NIMS Hospital.

Large number of policemen and personnel from paramilitary forces were deployed outside Osmania Hospital. Only patients and those having valid ID cards were being allowed inside.

Jagan is in jail since May last year in a disproportionate assets case.

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