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Delhi CM Kejriwal catches cold, back at Jindal NatureCare Institute

Published Jan 29, 2016, 3:47 am IST
Updated Jan 29, 2016, 8:27 am IST
Kejriwal had undergone a similar treatment at the institue last year.
Arvind Kejriwal undergoing treatment at Jindal NatureCare in Bengaluru
 Arvind Kejriwal undergoing treatment at Jindal NatureCare in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal got admitted at Jindal NatureCare Institute on Wednesday and will be undergoing 10 days of treatment.  On the first day, he underwent various tests.

In the coming days, he will undergo naturopathy that would include detoxification therapy for his chronic cough. His wife will undergo treatment at the institute. Kejriwal had undergone a similar treatment at the institue last year.


AAP to protest
“The present Parliament has 13 per cent MPs who are just 10th class pass, and 25 per cent of our MPs have not studied beyond 12th Standard. How can such people pass a law that stipulates 8th standard pass as minimum qualification for a person to apply for yellow licence to drive an autorickshaw?” demanded AAP members on Thursday.

Addressing a press conference, Prithvi Reddy, National Executive member, said that they would carry out a rally on January 31 titled “Ayyo Nammappa Dudiyode Thappa” (Is it sin to work?) which will be flagged off by Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal from St. Joseph's Indian High School near Mallya Hospital.
Mr Reddy stressed that the Indian Constitution did not specify rules to become elected representatives and no educational qualification was needed to become a corporator, MLA, MP or even prime minister.


“Going by the qualification of politicians, it would mean that many of our parliamentarians would not even qualify to drive an auto let alone make laws and govern our country,” said Prithvi Reddy, national convener, AAP.

The AAP (Karnataka), which has launched a campaign demanding withdrawal of Rule 8 of the Central Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Rules, 2007, stressed at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was giving so much importance to self-employment through ‘Skill India’ initiative, the continuation of the ‘8th Pass rule’ was regressive.


“The proposed amendments do not serve the purpose. What happens in case a person who can read Bengali has to drive an auto in Karnataka or a person who can read Tamil has to drive an auto in Delhi? While it may serve the requirement of the proposed Rule, it would be impractical and counter-productive because knowledge of any language in the Eight Schedule to the Constitution will not help in a particular region of work,” the AAP leader said.  

Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru