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Two days after taking charge as Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal down with fever & diarrhoea; to work from home on Monday

Monday, 30 December 2013 - 11:09am IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI
Kejriwal is expected to meet Jal Board officials at his residence in Kaushambi in Ghaziabad district, Aam Admi Party sources said.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who took over the reins two days ago, is suffering from fever and cold and will not attend office on Monday.

Kejriwal was scheduled to chair a meeting of Delhi Jal Board officials today to discuss ways to provide free 700 litres of water per household as promised by him.

However, due to ill health he would not attend office and might take some important decisions from home itself.

In a series of tweets this morning, 45-year-old Kejriwal said, "Running 102 fever since yesterday. Severe loose motions. Sad that I won't be able to attend office today.

"It was so important to attend office today.We had planned the water announcement. God, bahut galat time par bimaar kiya. (God, you have made me ill at the wrong time)", he tweeted.

Doctors have advised him complete bed rest and have taken his blood samples.

Dr Bipin Mittal, who is treating Kejriwal, said, "The Chief Minister has been administered antibiotics to contain his diarrhoea and advised complete rest." "He will rest for the day. As the day progresses we will see. He was very keen on going to the secretariat because he has very important announcements to make. I strictly advised him against going out," Kejriwal's doctor said.

The Delhi Chief Minister has been suffering from cough and cold since last month.

On Sunday, he had cancelled his meeting with people who had come to visit him due to fever. He later made a brief appearance and sought some time to put in place a system to redress their grievances.

Kejriwal is expected to meet Jal Board officials at his residence in Kaushambi in Ghaziabad district, Aam Admi Party sources said.

After taking charge on Saturday last, Kejriwal had said that the plan to provide 750 litres of water free to every household in Delhi would be announced on Monday.


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