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Ramdev agrees to take lemonade, honey

Press Trust of India  |  Haridwar 

Baba Ramdev

Baba Ramdev, who is on an indefinite and black money here, today decided to take lemonade and honey after being persuaded by district administration officials.

"He has accepted our request and has decided to take lemon water and honey so that his body gets glucose," Haridwar District Magistrate R Meenakshi Sundaram told reporters after meeting Ramdev here.

"There is our team which is regularly monitoring Ramdev's health. I have told them to do checkups every three hours. We have seen formation of ketone particles in his body. Formation of ketone particles is dangerous as it may affect vital organs like kidney and liver. We have asked baba to break his fast and have something, especially glucose," he added.

Asked whether Ramdev will be forcibly fed, the DM said "we will do whatever is necessary to save baba's life."

According to Patanjali Yogpeeth, only two people -- Ramdev and his close aide Balakrishna are on fast, he said.

"We have asked for a list of people who are on fast to ascertain the correct number of such people. Accordingly, we will be able to take any measures or actions to save their lives," the DM said.

First Published: Thu, June 09 2011. 19:02 IST