Feeling fresh and fit after naturopathy treatment, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today appeared raring to resume work with the nature cure regimen bringing his chronic cough and sugar levels under control.
The 46-year-old Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader, discharged from the Jindal Nature Cure Institute on city outskirts where he was admitted on March 5, said his cough is gone and sugar was under control.
“Cough gone, sugar under control. Feeling fresh n fit. Am excited to return to resume work,” Kejriwal tweeted, as he flew back to Delhi where he will face soaring political temperature in his badly divided party.
Kejriwal was here even as AAP was rocked by internal turbulence marked by murky turns after its founders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav were ousted from the Political Affairs Committee, with sting operations adding dramatic elements to the tale.
AAP leader’s cough and sugar levels were “quite under control,” the Institute Chairman K R Raghunath told reporters but cautioned the word cure “is too much of a hype” as he was following a regimented style while under treatment but going back to the “old styles” would mean problems would catch up.
“…there has been some exaggerated report on Delhi Chief Minister’s visit here; some people say that he has been cured of cough, some people say- a phenomenal improvement, but please note that naturopathy is not a magic, neither are we conducting a miracle in our institute,” he said.
He said “Like all systems of medication naturopathy has its limitations; yes we do a total detoxification, the byproduct of detoxification is getting the diseases cured.”
Raghunath said after Kejriwal goes back, it is up to him to lead a life which is good and healthy for him.
“…but unfortunately if they go back to the old (life) styles, again all this will gradually catch up and in such cases any patient for that matter we will not allow them to get the treatment again here because what we feel is we have taught them a lesson, a method and proved that insulin dependency can be reduced.”
Describing Kejriwal as a highly dedicated patient, Raghunath said “without any hesitation he mixed with people without taking any VIP facility, we found he was enjoying the bland food….”
“During the process of the treatment we have made sure that his total detoxification has been done and he also knows about what has to be expected being an avid naturopathy practitioner himself….” he added.
Kejriwal also congratulated the Jindal Institute doctors and its founder Dr Sitaram Jindal.
“Grateful 2 Jindal Institute, its docs, staff. Congratulations 2 Sitaram ji for setting up such a wonderful institute n running it so well,” he tweeted.
Before his discharge, he said the stay at Jindal gave him enough time for him to think about bringing in changes, especially in education and public distribution system.
“I have been talking to Manish (Sisodia) and we have drawn up some proposals and in coming days we will make an announcement on it,” he said.
Kejriwal said he also plans to start mid-day scheme on the lines of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)’s Akshyapatra in Karnataka.
Kejriwal’s father who suffered from constipation and his mother from diabetes and arthritis also underwent treatment along with him.
The AAP leader left the institute in a private car accompanied with a police escort.
Following the controversy over Kejriwal accepting exemption entitled to VVIPs from paying the toll tax when he landed in the city on March 5, AAP leaders today ensured that their leader followed the norms by making prior arrangements for the same, party sources said.