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Arvind Kejriwal lost 8 kg weight since his arrest, doctors recommended 'paratha and puri' in diet: AAP

AAP claimed that Arvind Kejriwal has lost 8 kg of weight since his arrest. Kejriwal was arrested on March 21 and was also out on interim bail for a brief period during the Lok Sabha Elections. However, he surrendered on June 2, as per the directions of the Supreme Court.

Edited By: Ashesh Mallick @asheshmallick07 New Delhi Published on: June 22, 2024 22:11 IST
Arvind Kejriwal, AAP
Image Source : PTI Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has lost 8 kilograms of weight since his arrest on March 21, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) claimed on Saturday (June 22), adding that an AIIMS medical board has recommended including “paratha and puri” in his diet. Kejriwal is lodged in Tihar Jail in a money-laundering case linked to the now-scrapped excise policy and was granted bail by the Delhi court on Thursday, however, it was put on interim stay by the High Court. The high court is likely to pronounce its reserved verdict on the trial court's bail granted to Kejriwal next week.

What did the AAP say on Kejriwal’s weight?

In a statement, the AAP said that the regular weight loss of Kejriwal is “highly worrisome”.

On March 21, the day he was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), Kejriwal weighed 70 kg. The weight dropped to 63.5 kg on June 2 and further, to 62 kg on June 22, the party claimed.

"The medical board of the AIIMS, in view of the dropping weight of Chief Minister Kejriwal, has recommended to include paratha and puri in his diet," the statement said.

Kejriwal's medical tests

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has got a few blood tests of Kejriwal conducted, it said, adding that the tests for heart ailments and cancer have not been conducted yet.

The AAP said earlier, doctors of the Max hospital had recommended some tests for Kejriwal in view of his weight loss, including those for heart and cancer.

Kejriwal had earlier sought an extension of his interim bail granted by the Supreme Court by another week after June 2 to get the tests conducted, the party added. The apex court, which had granted bail to Kejriwal for 21 days to campaign for the Lok Sabha polls, refused to extend it further.

(With PTI inputs)

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