Fast-unto-Death: TRS Chief Rao Shifted to ICU

On sixth day of his fast-unto-death for separate Telagana state, TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao has been shifted to the ICU of a city hospital following deterioration in his condition, even as the party called a two-day bandh in the region from Monday.

According to reports, doctors at the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences as well as KCR’s personal physician M V Rao tried to shift him to the ICU after midnight, but he declined to move.

However, after significant fall in sodium levels in his body, doctors shifted him to the ICU at around 2 pm today. He is being administered saline and other fluids.

In the meanwhile, K Chiranjeevi, president of Praja Rajyam Party, met KCR at the NIMS and requested him to end his indefinite fast.

“He has, however, rejected my plea and said he would continue his fast till the Telangana statehood issue is resolved,” Chiranjeevi later told newspersons.

Chiranjeevi appealed to the state and Central governments to immediately take an appropriate decision on Telangana.

The Politburo of TRS, which had an emergency meeting here today, called a 48-hour bandh across the region from Monday.

The Joint Action Committee of Telangana Students Unions also stepped up its stir seeking a separate state. For the third day in a row, the agitating students laid siege to the residences of Congress ministers, MPs and MLAs in various districts of Andhra Pradesh.

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