Fasting TDP chief shifted to hospital
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu was Friday shifted to a city hospital from the venue of his fast at Andhra Bhavan in central Delhi, even as hundreds of his supporters tried to obstruct the police.
There was high drama began when scores of Delhi Police personnel reached Andhra Bhavan, where Naidu was on fast since Monday, to protest the manner in which the Congress decided to carve out a separate Telangana state from Andhra Pradesh.
As a large number of policemen reached the venue to move Naidu, angry supporters formed a ring around the Andhra leader. They shouted slogans and also vandalised the Bhavan's property.
An ambulance and a team of doctors from Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital (RML) were present at the venue since morning.
Senior police officers tried to reason with Naidu, who finally agreed and then proceeded towards the waiting ambulance. He was then taken to the RML hospital.
(Posted on 11-10-2013)