AAP’s Atishi is in the ICU following a drop in blood sugar levels during a hunger strike.

AAP’s Atishi initiated her hunger strike on June 21 during a prolonged heatwave in Delhi, demanding that BJP-ruled Haryana release water for the national capital.AAP's Atishi In ICU After Blood Sugar Levels Drop Amid Hunger Strike

Delhi Minister Atishi has been hospitalized after her health deteriorated due to an indefinite hunger strike over the water crisis in the national capital, her party announced on Tuesday.

In a post on ‘X’, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) stated that the 43-year-old water minister was admitted to the emergency ICU at Delhi’s Lok Nayak Hospital after her blood sugar level dropped to 36.

“Her blood sugar level fell to 43 at midnight and further dropped to 36 at 3 AM, prompting LNJP Hospital doctors to advise immediate

hospitalization. She has not consumed any food for the last five days,” the AAP said, sharing pictures of Ms. Atishi being taken to the hospital.

“She has been admitted to the emergency ICU at LNJP. We pray for her swift recovery,” the statement added.

Ms. Atishi, who began her hunger strike on June 21 during a prolonged heatwave in Delhi, is demanding that the BJP-ruled Haryana release water for the national capital. She has accused Haryana of depriving nearly 2.8 million people in Delhi by releasing 100 million gallons per day (MGD) less water.

“There are 2.8 million people in the city who are desperate for just a drop of water,” she said on Monday, the fourth day of her fast.

“My blood pressure and sugar levels are dropping, and I have lost weight. My ketone levels are very high, which can have harmful long-term effects,” she stated in a video message posted on her official X account.

No matter how much my body suffers, I will continue the fast until Haryana releases water,” the AAP minister declared.

Atishi Lost 2 Kg In 4 Days: AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party announced on Monday that Atishi has lost approximately 2 kg during the first four days of her indefinite fast.

In a statement, the party said, “Water Minister Atishi’s weight is decreasing unexpectedly. Before beginning her hunger strike on June 21, her weight was 65.8 kg. By the fourth day, it had dropped to 63.6 kg, meaning she has lost 2.2 kg in just four days.”

The party also noted that her blood sugar level had dropped by 28 units on the fourth day compared to the first day of the hunger strike.

Earlier on Sunday, Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena met with a delegation of AAP leaders and stated that Haryana Chief Minister Nayab Singh Saini has assured he will investigate whether his state can provide additional water to the city.

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