Day 14 of fast: Hardik Patel rushed to hospital following breathing trouble

He was admitted to the Government Civil Hospital in Sola a day after he gave up even taking water in protest against the government ignoring his demands.

Published: 07th September 2018 04:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th September 2018 07:49 AM   |  A+A-

Patidar leader Hardik Patel began an indefinite fast at his sprawling farmhouse. (Photo| PTI)

By Express News Service

AHMEDABAD: Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Friday, the 14th day of his fast, was shifted to a hospital after his health took a downward spiral, a Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti leader said.

"Hardik agreed to be shifted to the Sola Civil Hospital after his supporters requested him to do so seeing his worsening health condition, PAAS spokesperson Manoj Panara said.

On Thursday, Hardik had stopped drinking water after the 24-hour deadline he had set for the government to initiate talks expired.

"Hardik's agitation will continue. But, since his health has deteriorated due to the 14-day fast, we requested him to get hospitalised," Panara said.

Another PAAS leader, Dharmik Malaviya, said that Hardik's fight will continue.

Hospital authorities said Hardik was in the ICU and a team of doctors was treating him.

"Hardik has not taken water since the last 18 hours. I told Hardik that everyone is worried about his health and that he should call off the hunger strike as soon as possible. He told me that he will inform me soon about his decision to call off the fast," PAAS leader Naresh Patel said.

During the meeting, Hardik asked Naresh Patel to mediate with the Gujarat government and hold talks on three of the former's demands.


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