Minister of State for Urban Development Babul Supriyo was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) after suffering minor injuries in a road accident in New Delhi on Friday.
Supriyo, who was admitted with hand and chest injuries, is in stable condition, doctors said.
The accident happened near Rao Tula Ram flyover in south Delhi at around 5.30 pm in the evening. Supriyo’s office said that the parliamentarian was on his way to the domestic airport to receive his daughter.
The minister’s personal assistant told HT that Supriyo was riding a bike and his staff followed him in a car.
“As soon as we climbed the flyover, a Toyota Innova car, which was in front of us applied brakes. The bike hit the car. We rushed him to the hospital. He has sustained injuries on his hand and chest. Contrary to some rumours, let me clarify that he was wearing a helmet,” said one of Supriyo’s personal assistants.
The official also said that the minister did not press any charges saying it was an accident and that the driver did not stop the car deliberately.
A police team later visited AIIMS Trauma Centre. They did not receive any complaint.
The minister’s close associates said that he had planned a surprise for his daughter who was coming from Mumbai.
Doctors at the AIIMS said his condition is stable. “Babul Supriyo was brought to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences’ (AIIMS) Trauma Centre on Friday evening, after he met with a road traffic accident,” said a doctor at the Trauma Centre.
“He sustained minor injuries on hand and chest. He is stable and currently under observation. His vital parameters are fine and he is oriented,” he added.