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Telangana: Naidu to launch yatra, Jagan on IV fluids

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Hyderabad, August 31, 2013
First Published: 20:19 IST(31/8/2013) | Last Updated: 20:21 IST(31/8/2013)

Doctors gave intravenous fluids to YSR Congress president Jaganmohan Reddy after his health deteriorated on Saturday following a six-day fast against the formation of Telangana.

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Reddy had been shifted to Osmania General Hospital two days ago from Hyderabad jail where he has been lodged in connection with a disproportionate assets case.

He had stopped eating from last Sunday. After his condition worsened, he was brought to the Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences on Friday night.

Meanwhile, Telugu Desam Party chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu, who blamed the Congress for the turmoil in Andhra Pradesh following the Telangana decision, is setting out on a tour in the Seema-Andhra region from Sunday.

The region comprising 13 districts has been agitating against the division for a month now. The tour named Atma-gourava Yatra (self-respect journey) would begin from Guntur.

Naidu, who accused the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of not responding to the united Andhra Pradesh agitation cautioned against committing injustice to one region, in name of justice to the other.

Speaking to reporters, Naidu said that he would expose the politics played by the Congress, TRS and the YSRCP over the complicated issue of state division.

However, the YSRCP, it seems, stole the march over Naidu in the Seema-Andhra region. Reflecting the popular sentiment against division, party’s acting president YS Vijayamma sat on a fast at Guntur demanding suspension of bifurcation if there cannot be a justified solution.

Subsequently, Reddy took to fast while Vijayamma went to the PM and the President with the demand to stop division. She even sat on a protest in New Delhi.

However, YSRCP, capitalising on the situation, has become a worry for the Congress leaders who fear a rout of the party in the region if it remains firm with its Telangana decision.

In Hyderabad, protests of the employees for and against separation are keeping the police on tenterhooks.


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