PM Narendra Modi prays for ex-UP CM Kalyan Singh’s speedy recovery, speaks to his grandson


LUCKNOW: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed concerns over former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh’s health, who is undergoing treatment at Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow.

The Prime Minister also spoke to the grandson of the BJP veteran and inquired about his health.

Kalyan Singh was admitted to the ICU at the hospital on Sunday. He was also earlier undergoing treatment at Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences.

BJP national president JP Nadda had visited Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences to meet former Uttar Pradesh CM Kalyan Singh amid concerns over his death.

Nadda arrived at Lucknow on Thursday evening and was accompanied by BJP’s national general secretary (organisation) BL Santosh and Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, a party spokesperson said.

Several ministers and BJP office-bearers, including Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma and state BJP president Swatantra Dev Singh welcomed Nadda, who from the airport directly went to the hospital and enquired about Kalyan Singh’s health.

In an informal chat with mediapersons, the BJP president later said that he has come as he wanted to know about the well-being of Kalyan Singh. The Prime Minister was also worried about his health, Nadda said.

He said that after meeting Kalyan Singh, he felt that his (Kalyan Singh’s) health was improving rapidly and he was much better in comparison to Wednesday.

In the conversation with doctors it was found that he is benefitting from the medicines, Nadda said. “We all are confident that Kalyan Singh will get well soon. We pray to God that his health is restored as soon as possible and he should be active in social life again,” Nadda said.

The BJP president also praised the arrangements at the SGPGI and expressed satisfaction over the line of treatment. The hospital, in a bulletin issued on Thursday, said Kalyan Singh is improving and spoke to the staff attending to him.

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