Lalu’s health worsens on train to Ranchi; doctors called in at Kanpur

AIIMS officials had stated that Lalu’s condition had improved significantly and he was fit to travel to Ranchi. Lalu was discharged after Congress President Rahul Gandhi met him at the hospital

Photo Source: ANI Screenshot
Photo Source: ANI Screenshot

Asif Suleman and Vishwadeepak

Four hours after his departure from New Delhi , the condition of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav deteriorated on a Ranchi-bound  train. He was discharged from AIIMS earlier in the day.

“Laluji was not feeling well, so after we complained, authorities were alerted at Kanpur junction. On reaching Kanpur, doctors came to visit Laluji; they gave him an insulin shot and did some tests too,” said Jayprakash Yadav, the RJD MP, who is accompanying Lalu on the train. RJD MLA Bhola Yadav is also travelling with Lalu.

“It is completely inhumane how they forcefully discharged a patient, who was not feeling well and was complaining of complications. This is conspiracy to kill Laluji by the BJP-led government.

“His  blood pressure and sugar levels have been fluctuating all the day. To control that he needs injections,” said an RJD leader.

Within hours of National Herald reporting that Congress president Rahul Gandhi met Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu in AIIMS and enquired about his health on Monday, Lalu was discharged from the hospital.

In a statement, AIIMS said that Lalu’s condition had improved significantly and he was therefore being referred back to the Ranchi Medical College. The premier hospital had formed a team of six doctor to decide Lalu’s course of the treatment.

Speaking to reporters after getting discharged from hospital, the RJD supremo claimed that his “life is under threat.” “This is unjust. It is a conspiracy to undermine my health. I am being moved to a place where there are no facilities. These are tough times for my family and I, but I am not afraid,” said Lalu, also alleging that the decision to discharge him from AIIMS was part of a well thought-out “political conspiracy.”

AIIMS, however, has refuted Lalu’s claims, saying that the former Bihar CM is fit to travel to Ranchi.

Echoing Lalu’s claims, his son and the leader of the opposition in Bihar assembly, Tejashwi Yadav tweeted a copy of the letter signed by Lalu in the morning. “Which agency has directed AIIMS’ authorities to move me to Ranchi? Has the decision been taken under political pressure?” asked Lalu, in a letter made public by his son.

Lalu has been suffering from various ailments and was admitted to AIIMS on March 29. Lalu had complaint of uneasiness while he was lodged at the Birsa Munda Jail in March, following which he was admitted to RIMS before being moved to AIIMS.

A special CBI court had sentenced Lalu to 14 years in jail in the fodder scam.

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Published: 01 May 2018, 12:17 AM