Advertisement

HindustanTimes Wed,20 Aug 2014

Sharad Pawar rubbishes rumours on his health

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Mumbai, March 29, 2013
First Published: 01:21 IST(29/3/2013) | Last Updated: 01:23 IST(29/3/2013)

With rumours of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar’s ill health making the rounds on Thursday, the party and Pawar were forced to clarify that ‘all is well’.

Advertisement

NCP party unit in Maharashtra issued a statement saying that their chief was in good health and asked party cadres to ensure that such rumours weren’t being spread.

Pawar also spoke to a local TV channel in the evening clarifying that he was in ‘good health’ and was currently on an official tour in Karnataka.

“I can still put in 10 to 12 hours of work. I am on an official tour and today looked into the issues of elaichi and spices plantation farmers in Coorg,” said Pawar, adding that he didn’t know who was spreading the rumours.

After his two day tour in Karnataka, Pawar is scheduled to return to Delhi on Saturday.

“He is currently on an official tour and will be participating in a conference organised by Indian Institute of Agriculture and Research. He is accompanied by his wife Pratibha Pawar, Dr Ravi Bapat [his physician] and Vitthal Maniyar [a close aide], among others. It is unfortunate that baseless rumours about his ill health are being spread,” said Madhukar Pichad, state party president, in his statement

The rumours of Pawar’s ill health started after he complained of exhaustion following low blood sugar while attending a function at Kolhapur and had to be rushed to his residence in Pune.

He was slated to join Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on the dias at the function.


Advertisement
more from India

Renowned yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies in Pune, he was 96

World renowned yoga guru Bellur Krishnamachar Sundaraja (BKS) Iyengar passed away in Pune wee hours on Wednesday following the poor heart functioning coupled with renal insufficiency, doctors operating him said. He was 96.
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved