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Business News/ Politics / News/  Arvind Kejriwal writes to Tihar Jail Superintendent amid insulin row: ‘I am asking daily…’
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Arvind Kejriwal writes to Tihar Jail Superintendent amid insulin row: ‘I am asking daily…’

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal wrote to Tihar Jail Superintendent alleging false statements under political pressure amid insulin row, claiming he asked for insulin daily with glucose readings showing high sugar levels.

AAP has accused the Tihar administration of denying insulin to Kejriwal, who suffers from diabetes. (PTI)Premium
AAP has accused the Tihar administration of denying insulin to Kejriwal, who suffers from diabetes. (PTI)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal penned a missive to the Tihar Jail Superintendent on Monday amid the ongoing insulin row. The jailed politician accused the prison administration of “issuing false statements under political pressure" and claimed that he was asking for insulin on a daily basis. The development came even as a city court directed AIIMS to form a medical board to examine Kejriwal. 

“I am asking for insulin daily. I showed the glucose metre readings and said that the sugar is going very high three times a day. Sugar goes between 250 to 320. I also showed them that my fasting sugar level was in the range of 160-200 every day. Almost every day, I demanded insulin. Then how could you make such a statement that I never raised the issue of insulin?" the AAP quoted him as saying. 

The Delhi chief minister in his letter also countered earlier assertions by the Tihar jail administration that said AIIMS doctors assured there was no "serious concern" regarding his sugar levels. 

The missive was shared on social media by Delhi cabinet minister Atishi.

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(With inputs from agencies)

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Published: 22 Apr 2024, 05:01 PM IST
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