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Delhi Police foil Naidu’s Hunger Fast

Delhi Police foil Naidu's Hunger Fast

New Delhi, Oct 11 (INN): Following deterioration in his health condition, the Delhi Police on Friday foiled the indefinite fast of TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu and shifted him from AP Bhavan, where he undertook the fast, to a hospital.

A team of doctors, which conducted a series of tests on Naidu on Friday, reported that his health condition was deteriorating. They advised him to end the hunger fast immediately. With Naidu refusing to end the fast, the Delhi police swung into action and forcibly shifted him to a hospital. However, it took more than two hours for the police to shift Naidu to a hospital. The TDP workers initially prevented the police from reaching up to the dais and surrounded it by forming human chain. Later, they squatted in front of the ambulance and other escort vehicles to prevent the police from shifting Naidu from the AP Bhavan.

The TDP activists raised slogans against the Congress party and its leaders. They also burnt the effigy of Congress president Sonia Gandhi. A few TDP activists were also taken into custody by the police.

After much persuasion by the police, Naidu, who looked very weak, himself walked up to the waiting ambulance although he was surrounded by his party leaders and police officials. He was later shifted to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital.

It may be mentioned that Naidu began his hunger fast on Monday in protest against the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. However, his fast was hit by uncertainty after AP Bhavan authorities served him notice asking to vacate the premises as protests were not permitted. They also approached the Union Home Ministry and Delhi police seeking their help in this regard. The TDP leaders refused to vacate the premises and described the move as an insult to Telugu people. (INN)

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