Telangana crisis: Rao, Rajagopal continue fast

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 16:49

Hyderabad: TDP legislator D Umamaheswar
Rao was "very weak" and unable to speak today as his
indefinite fast in support of a united Andhra Pradesh entered
the 10th day even as Congress MP Lagadapati Rajagopal
continued his fast in a city hospital.

"Umamaheswar Rao is not able to speak. He is very weak
but stable," doctors attending on him at the NRI hospital in
Mangalagiri`s Guntur district said.

The TDP MLA was forcibly shifted few days ago from
Vijayawada to the hospital after his condition showed signs of
deteriorating.

Rajagopal, meanwhile, continued his fast in support
of a united Andhra Pradesh at the Nizams Institute of Medical
Sciences (NIMS).

His health condition is stable and there is no cause
for worry, hospital sources said.

Rajagopal`s wife Padma and senior Congress MLA J C
Diwakar Reddy, who met him late last night, told reporters
that his condition is stable and that there is no cause for
worry.

Rallies and road blockades continued in the state and
several other leaders, who were on fast across the Rayalseeema
and Coastal Andhra regions, continued their protests.

-PTI



First Published: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 16:49

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