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Fasting TRS chief shifted to Hyderabad hospital

Source: PTI
December 03, 2009 10:59 IST

Telangana Rashtriya Samiti president K Chandrasekhar Rao, who is on a fast-unto-death for a separate Telangana state, was admitted to a government hospital in Hyderabad on Thursday after being shifted from Khammam.

Rao was brought to the Nizam's Institute of Medical Science today morning from the Khammam Government Hospital, where he was undergoing treatment for the last four days.

The former Union minister is being treated in the Acute Medical Care ward of NIMS by a special team of doctors, official sources said.

Rao was put in the Khammam sub-jail after being arrested ahead of his proposed fast-unto-death at Siddipet in Medak district earlier this week.

The TRS chief called off his fast within two days, after being admitted to the Khammam hospital, but resumed it following adverse reactions from Telangana protagonists.

The TRS president was administered saline, allegedly against his wishes, at the Khammam hospital on Wednesday, after his health deteriorated following his indefinite fast.

Meanwhile, a large number of TRS leaders and activists gathered at the NIMS today.

TRS floor leader in AP asembly E Rajender threatened to take leaders of the ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh to task if they delayed in initiating the process for theĀ  formation of a separate Telangana.

The agitation by TRS workers and students for a separate state has turned violent many times in the last four days.

The residence of former Union minister and Congress leader Renuka Choudhary at Khammam was attacked on Wednesday allegedly by activists of the regional party. Former Congress Member of Legislative Assembly J Venkat Rao's office in Khammam district was also attacked.

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