Jagan continues indefinite fast on fifth day

Vijayawada, Oct 11 (IANS) The indefinite fast by YSR Congress party president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy for special status to Andhra Pradesh entered its fifth day on Sunday.

Large number of party workers gathered at the hunger strike camp at Guntur near here as his condition has weakened. A team of doctors examined Jagan, as the leader is popularly known, thrice on Sunday. YSRCP leaders and workers are concerned over the condition of their leader.

According to party sources, Jagan has lost two kg weight. The doctors are closely monitoring his blood pressure and sugar level. The leader was spending most of the time lying on the ground.

Jagan has vowed to continue his fast till the central government comes forward to accord special status to the state. Party leaders want the centre to respond immediately in view of Jagan’s deterioratingAcondition.

YSRCP has blamed both the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government and the Telugu Desam Party-led state government for the delay in the state getting special status.

Jagan, also the leader of opposition in the state assembly, has said the state can achieve the development at par with neighboring states only if it gets the special status. He alleged that both BJP and TDP have gone back on their poll promise on special status.

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