Hardik Patel, on hunger strike, shifted to hospital
Ahmedabad : Amid deteriorating health Patidar quota leader Hardik Patel has been shifted to a hospital 14 days after he started an indefinite fast over demands of reservation.
He was first taken to Sola Civil Hospital from his residence in Hyderabad. After preliminary treatment he was shifted to SGVP hospital in Chharodi.
Earlier in the day, Naresh Patel came in front and said he will try to mediate and help in solving the issue between Hardik and the state government.
Naresh Patel said, “…He (Hardik) has given me his approval to hold talks with the state government over his demands.”
In a tweet after reaching the hospital, Hardik said, “I have been admitted to Sola Civil Hospital of Ahmedabad on the 14th day of indefinite fast due to deteriorated health. I am feeling difficulty in breathing and am being told that there is a damage to kidney… BJP is not ready for our demands…”
Later in the evening, Hardik posted a message saying, “My indefinite fast is on. We will not allow the agitation die down till our demands are fulfilled. I have been put on glucose bottle. My fast without food and water will remain. I will fight and not concede defeat. I will keep fighting for the rights of the poor of community and farmers till the last.”
The Sola hospital declared Hardik’s vitals to be stable. Medical Superintendent Dr Ajesh Desai said, “All treatments given to Hardik were administered after his due consent.”