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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is currently on a basic anti-diabetes oral medicine and had stopped taking insulin months before his arrest, a report by the Tihar jail administration to Lt Governor VK Saxena said on Saturday (April 20). It also cited medical records from RML Hospital in the national capital and said that Kejriwal was “neither advised any insulin nor any requirement of insulin was indicated”. The Tihar jail report said that the CM’s health was reviewed on April 10 and 15 by a medicine specialist who advised oral anti-diabetic drugs. The report drew sharp reactions from the Aam Aadmi Party who alleged that it has “exposed” the BJP’s “conspiracy”.

"At the behest of the BJP, a conspiracy is underway to kill Kejriwal in jail. The chief minister has been taking insulin for 12 years, what is the problem for the Tihar



administration to give insulin to him?," Atishi asked. The Delhi Minister also claimed that Kejriwal used to take 50 units of insulin daily before he was sent to jail.

Kejriwal -- who is under the care of a Telangana-based private doctor for diabetes -- stopped taking insulin a few months ago and, at the time of his arrest, he was on a basic anti-diabetes oral tablet called Metformin, the Tihar report stated.

Kejriwal also told doctors during his medical check-ups in Tihar jail that he was taking insulin "since the last few years and stopped taking it a few months back", the report said.

Kejriwal was arrested on March 21 by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a money-laundering case linked to the Delhi government's now-scrapped excise policy. He has been lodged in Tihar jail since April 1.
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