Hyderabad, October 9: On an indefinite hunger strike here protesting bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress Party president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy was on Wednesday night evicted by police from the venue of his agitation and taken to a hospital as doctors voiced concern over his deteriorating health.
“We lifted him (from his residence Lotus Pond in posh Jubillee Hills in the city where Jagan was on fast) and are taking him to Nizam Institute for Medical Sciences (NIMS) Hospital on doctors’ advice,” said DCP (west zone) V Satyanarayana.
A team of policemen swooped on Mr Jagan’s house at around 11 pm and lifted him before putting him into an ambulance and taking him straight to the hospital.
There was no resistance from Mr Jagan’s supporters at the time of the police action.
YSRCP senior leader Konatala Ramakrishna said “we wanted Jagan to call off his fast and again the lead the party”.
Doctors, who examined Mr Jagan earlier today, advised him to call off the hunger strike as his sugar level was falling, Mr Ramakrishna told reporters here.
Mr Jagan launched his fast on October 5 to press for a unified Andhra Pradesh.
He had undertaken a hunger strike when he was in a jail here last month on the Telangana issue.