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Story Dated: Thursday, October 10, 2013 02:51 hrs UTC

YSR Congress party president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, who was on indefinite fast for five days to protest the central government's decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh, was forcibly shifted by police to a hospital here Wednesday night.

As the condition of the Kadapa MP deteriorated, police took him from hunger strike camp in front of his Lotus Pond residence to Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS).

Jaganmohan Reddy and his supporters resisted police attempts to shift the MP but policemen bodily lifted him to a waiting ambulance and took him to hospital, eye witnesses said.

The young leader was suffering from dehydration and fever and his blood sugar had come down. As doctors had warned that if the fast continued, he may slip into coma, police swung into action.

In August, Jaganmohan Reddy had launched a hunger strike in Chanchalguda Jail. The doctors at NIMS had forcibly administered him fluids on the sixth day. The MP was released on bail Sep 24 in an illegal assets case.


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