Fasting Telangana leader admitted to hospital

Cong MLA Komatireddy Venkata Reddy observing an indefinite fast in support of separate Telangana demand was shifted to a hospital on Sunday.

Hyderabad: Congress MLA and former minister
Komatireddy Venkata Reddy observing an indefinite fast in his
native Nalgonda district near here in support of separate
Telangana demand was shifted to a hospital here on Sunday even as
he and his supporters tried to resist the police.

He was brought to Hyderabad and admitted to the state-run
Nizam`s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS).

Reddy had begun his fast on November 1 demanding that the
Centre concede the demand for separate statehood for Telangana
immediately.

"We brought him to Hyderabad as his health was causing
concern. There were keytone bodies in the urine and potassium
levels were also coming down. I was informed that there might
be a problem if he was not attended to in 12 hours. Hence, we
brought him to Hyderabad. His physical condition otherwise is
alright," state Health Minister DL Ravindra Reddy said.

AICC Secretary P Sudhakar Reddy said party president
Sonia Gandhi`s political secretary Ahmed Patel was informed
about Venkata Reddy`s fast.

"Venkata Reddy says he wants to continue his fast. We
appeal to the Centre to accept separate Telangana demand for
these agitations to end," Congress MP from Nalgonda Gutta
Sukhender Reddy said.

TRS and the Telangana political Joint Action Committee
(JAC) members had also expressed solidarity with his fast.

PTI

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