The Guntur Police forcibly foiled the indefinite fast by Jagan Mohan Reddy during the early hours of Tuesday and shifted him to the Government General Hospital (GGH) as the YSRCP chief was entering the seventh day of his fast.
According to a report in The Hindu, a team led by Additional Superintendent of Police J. Bhaskara Rao reached the venue at 4 am and moved Jagan, even as supporters shouted slogans.
Jagan has been fasting for the granting of the 'special category status' for Andhra Pradesh. Jaganâ€™s wife Bharathi, his sister Sharmila and mother Y S Vijayamma also went with him to GGH.
This came a day after State health minister Kamineni Srinivas rushed to Guntur and directed doctors at the government general hospital (GGH) to closely monitor Jagan, who is also the leader of opposition in the state.
Medical officers from GGH had advised the 42-year-old politician to break his fast since dehydration would have an adverse impact on the functioning of his kidneys.
Here's the fast in pictures.
(Jagan takes a nap as his fast enters the sixth day)
(Doctors check his sugar levels on the sixth day of the fast)
(Jagan is paid a visit by his mother Y S Vijayamma and wife Bharathi Reddy)
(Jagan being paid a visit by the police)
(Jagan bodily carried to the ambulance while being shifted to the hospital)
(Police disperse protestors after putting Jagan into the ambulance)
(Jagan being administered fluids on the seventh day of his fast at the government hospital in Guntur)
(Jaganâ€™s wife Bharathi, his sister Sharmila and mother Y S Vijayamma at GGH)