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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s blood sugar levels increase, could delay meeting with IAS officers

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is likely to travel to Bengaluru for a 10-day naturopathy course after his health was affected by a nine-day sit-in protest at the Lieutenant Governor’s office.

delhi Updated: Jun 20, 2018 20:55 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal (centre) with his wife, and AAP leader Sanjay Singh (right) after calling off his sit-in protest at the Lieutenant Governor’s office, in New Delhi on June 19, 2018. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is likely to travel to Bengaluru on Thursday for a 10-day naturopathy course, potentially delaying his sought-after meeting with IAS officers, PTI reported.

According to officials, the chief minister’s blood sugar level rose during his nine-day long protest at the Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal’s office during which he demanded Baijal to direct IAS officers to return to work.

The Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government alleged that IAS officers had been boycotting meetings with ministers since February. At the time, the officers had raised issues with the government over an alleged attack on chief secretary Anshu Prakash at Kejriwal’s residence.

“He is likely to leave for Bengaluru tomorrow to join a 10-day naturopathy course to control his sugar levels,” officials at the Chief minister’s officer said.

Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said the sugar levels were “troubling” Kejriwal, which did not come under control despite taking insulin injections.

The officials added that Kejriwal was scheduled to join the course last month itself; the chief minister had earlier undergone naturopathy treatment in Bengaluru for a chronic cough problem.

The meeting with the IAS officers was agreed upon after Baijal on Tuesday wrote to Kejriwal asking him to meet with them “urgently” to address their concerns.Baijal’s communication came nine days after Kejriwal, along with Sisodia and cabinet ministers Satyendar Jain and Gopal Rai, camped at the L-G’s office seeking his direction in the matter.

The IAS Association said they were awaiting a formal communication for a meeting with Kejriwal.

On Monday, Kejriwal reached out to them assuring them of their safety and security.

First Published: Jun 20, 2018 20:52 IST