Published On : Fri, May 12th, 2017

Axed AAP minister on hunger strike should be hospitalised, warns docs

New Delhi:
Axed Delhi minister Kapil Mishra, whose hunger strike entered day three today, has been advised hospitalisation by a team of doctors who examined him.

Mishra, who is on an indefinite hunger strike, is demanding that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) divulge details of foreign tours undertaken by five leaders of the party. AAP has, in turn, accused him of following a script penned by the BJP.

“His blood sugar level has dropped to 81 mg/dL and intravenous fluids need to be started immediately. His pulse is low. He is going into dehydration because of poor salt intake. We have thus advised hospitalisation,” said Dr Javed Salam of the Aruna Asaf Ali Hospital who examined him.

He added that Mishra, who is on a hunger strike in his home in Civil Lines, may also suffer from heat exhaustion, not just because of the hot days but also because he is surrounded by many people radiating body heat. Mishra, however, has refused to get admitted, Salam said.

Earlier this morning, Mishra’s mother had written a letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, accusing him of spreading lies about her son. This was after AAP leaders tweeted a picture in which Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari and Mishra were seen in one frame.

Annapurna Mishra, a former mayor of Delhi, claimed that the picture was clicked at an event to felicitate AAP leader Kumar Vishwas’ father and was attended by Kejriwal and all his ministers. She said Kejriwal had pursued her to convince Mishra to join politics despite the latter not being interested.