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Delhi water crisis: Atishi ended her indefinite fast after hospitalisation, says Sanjay Singh

Singh said Atishi's health deteriorated after being on fast for nearly five days

PTI New Delhi Published 25.06.24, 11:20 AM
Water Minister Atishi being shifted to LNJP hospital after her health deteriorated during her indefinite hunger strike demanding Haryana government to release Delhi's share of water, in New Delhi on June 24

Water Minister Atishi being shifted to LNJP hospital after her health deteriorated during her indefinite hunger strike demanding Haryana government to release Delhi's share of water, in New Delhi on June 24 PTI

Delhi Water Minister Atishi ended her indefinite fast over the water scarcity in the national capital after she was hospitalised early Tuesday, AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh said.

At a press conference here, Singh said Atishi's health deteriorated after being on fast for nearly five days. Her blood sugar level dropped to 36 mg/dL and she was admitted to the LNJP Hospital around 3.45 am, he added.

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The MP said doctors insisted on her hospitalisation and even warned that her life could be in peril.

Atishi is now admitted to the ICU and tests are being conducted, so the indefinite hunger strike has been stopped, he said.

The AAP MP said he would write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide Delhi with its rightful share of water from Haryana. The issue will also be raised by AAP and its political allies, he added.

In the last three weeks, Delhi's share in the Yamuna was reduced by Haryana by 100 MGD. However, it has started increasing over the last two days and the shortfall is only 90 MGD now, he said.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

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