Karimnagar: BJP leader Etala Rajendar fell ill on Friday on the 12th day of his padayatra and was shifted to Hyderabad for treatment. The padayatra has been suspended for the present.
He fell ill after having lunch at Kondapaka village of Veenavanka mandal. A doctor, who was called in, found his blood pressure at 90/60 and sugar level at 265. Rajendar’s oxygen level was down, and the doctor recommended that the leader be taken to Hyderabad for treatment.
Former MLA Enugu Ravinder Reddy, who was accompanying Rajendar, said that for the past few days Rajendar was suffering from fever. His legs were swollen due to continuous walking.
Rajendar, who started the padayatra on July 19, has so far covered 222 km and visited 70 villages.
In a statement, Rajendar said he would resume the padayatra after recovering.
Meanwhile, BJP state president Bandi Sanjay Kumar enquired about Rajendar's health condition. Party vice-president D.K. Aruna called Rajendar’s family members on the phone to know his health condition.