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Kejriwal accuses Tihar of issuing false report on insulin need


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New Delhi, April 22: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday accused the Tihar jail administration of issuing a false and misleading statement about his diabetic condition under political pressure and said he has been asking for insulin every day.
Meanwhile, a city court directed the AIIMS to constitute a medical board to examine Kejriwal to determine whether he needs insulin to control his blood sugar levels. It said the home-cooked food that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener was consuming was different from the diet chart prepared by his doctor.
Special Judge for CBI and ED cases Kaveri Baweja passed the order while declining Kejriwal’s plea for video consultation with his doctor in the presence of his wife.
The chief minister had alleged he was not being administered insulin in jail leading to “alarming” rise in his blood sugar levels.
Earlier in the day, in a letter to the jail superintendent on Monday, Kejriwal, who is lodged in Tihar prison, rejected the jail administration’s claim that the issue of insulin was never raised by him in his consultations with the doctors.
His letter comes a day after the Tihar jail issued a statement stating they had arranged his video conference with senior specialists from AIIMS during which neither “the issue of insulin was raised by Kejriwal, nor was it suggested by the doctors”.
The AAP has accused the Tihar administration of denying insulin to Kejriwal who suffers from diabetes. The party has also alleged a “conspiracy” to “kill” him.
Delhi BJP president Virendra Sachdeva has alleged that the AAP leaders’ “only political hope” was to “create public sympathy” over the health of Kejriwal in view of the Lok Sabha elections.
“No doubt Arvind Kejriwal is a diabetic but his sugar is under control in jail as he didn’t raise demand for insulin in the video consultation with the doctors of AIIMS,” he said. (PTI)


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