Chandrababu arrested and shifted to NIMS

Hyderabad, Dec 20: With force Chandrababu Naidu was arrested and shifted to Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) after his health condition deteriorated.

It was a heavy drama, Police have stratergically started moved TDP supporters and leaders away from CBN.First they arrested TDP MLA Revanth Reddy, then CBN’s son Lokesh was removed from Babu. Later Police lifted Babu and took him to NIMS hospital though CBN resisted.

Mr. Naidu’s blood sugar level dropped to 61 mg/dl and ketone bodies concentration increased forcing the Government to act as there was danger of ‘hypoglycaemia’ and ‘ketoacidosis’ setting in leading to impairment of vital organs.

He was to be shifted by midnight but the police which was in full strength at the New MLA Quarters where he had been fasting for the last three days, was waiting for the right time to initiate action fearing resistance from TDP cadre. After getting wind of the impending police action, TDP legislators and workers surrounded Mr. Naidu on the dais. They kept chanting slogans deriding the Chief Minister, N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, and Congress for not doing anything for the farmers and not allowing Mr. Naidu to continue the fast.

Tension prevailed owing to heavy police bandobust outside the quarters and slogan shouting cadre inside. Around 10 p.m. police closed the gates of the MLA Quarters and did not allow anyone to enter the premises for over an hour. On the other hand, arrangements were made at NIMS to receive Mr. Naidu.

TDP sources indicated that even if Mr. Naidu was shifted to NIMS, he would continue the fast there and consider the option of calling for a bandh tomorrow.

Though Mr. Naidu looked normal on Sunday morning even practising yoga, there was a steady decline in his condition by evening. At midnight he looked pale and dazed and went to the toilet with help. But he developed a bit of uneasiness as the day progressed and was lying down most of the day. A team of senior doctors examined him and after seeing test reports expressed concern over the falling blood sugar level which could impact the functioning of liver, kidney and heart if the fast continued.[andhra headlines]

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