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Kejriwal given insulin in Tihar after spike in sugar level; AAP gives credit to Lord Hanuman

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NEW DELHI, April 23: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was administered a “low dose” of insulin after his blood sugar level spiked, officials of Tihar jail said on Tuesday, with the AAP commenting that it was because of the blessings of Lord Hanuman.

Tuesday is being celebrated as Hanuman Janmotsav, the Lord’s birthday.

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According to a Tihar official, Kejriwal was given two units of low dose insulin on Monday evening on the advice of the AIIMS doctors.

His blood sugar level reading was found to be 217 around 7 pm, following which the doctors at the Tihar looking after him decided to give him the insulin dose, the official said.

The AIIMS specialists, during a video conference with the chief minister on April 20, had advised the Tihar doctors that insulin could be given to him if his sugar level crosses a certain level, he added.

Delhi Cabinet minister Saurabh Bharadwaj participated in an event in his constituency to celebrate Hanuman Jayanti. A person dressed as Lord Hanuman was carrying vials of insulin with Bharadwaj carrying a mace (‘gadaa’) as they travelled in the area atop a vehicle. Vials of insulin were stuck on the mace.

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“Hanumanji has given insulin to his devotee Arvind Kejriwal. The court passed the order, the jail denied, but due to Hanumanji, Kejriwal got the insulin. We pray for his good health, long life, and may he soon be released,” he told PTI Videos.

Earlier in the day, Bharadwaj alleged that the officials were deliberately not giving insulin to Kejriwal.

“Today it became clear that the chief minister was right. He needed insulin but the officials under the BJP-led Centre were deliberately not treating him. Tell me BJP people! If there was no need for insulin, why are they giving it now? Because the whole world is cursing them,” he said in a post on X in Hindi.

Kejriwal’s wife Sunita Kejriwal visited the temple to offer prayers on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti.

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“May Hanuman Baba give wisdom and prosperity to all. May Hanuman Baba take away everyone’s trouble and mine too. I will come back with sir (Kejriwal) soon,” she told reporters.

AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh echoed similar views and said it was due to the blessings of Lord Hanuman that the chief minister was given insulin after nearly 23 days of being lodged in jail. He alleged ill-treatment with the party’s national convener.

“It is due to the blessings of Lord Hanuman that Kejriwal was given insulin after 23 days. We had been saying that he needs to be given insulin but he was given insulin only now. The people of Delhi were worried about him but their struggle bore fruit,” Singh said.

Welcoming the development, Delhi Cabinet minister Atishi said in a post on X in Hindi, “Jai Bajrang Bali! Good news received on Hanuman Jayanti. Tihar administration finally gave insulin to Arvind Kejriwal ji.

“This is the result of the blessings of Hanuman ji and the struggle of the people of Delhi. Even in this time of struggle, the blessings of Bajrang Bali remain on all of us,” she said.

The Delhi chief minister was arrested on March 21 by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money-laundering case linked to the Delhi government’s now-scrapped excise policy. He is lodged in the Tihar jail since April 1. (PTI)





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