Singer-turned BJP Member of Parliament Babul Supriyo was injured in a bike accident near the Rao Tula Ram flyover in south Delhi at around 5.30 on Friday evening.
Supriyo, Minister of State for Urban Development, was admitted at the AIIMS Trauma Centre with hand and chest injuries.
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 while his staff was following 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 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 on learning of the incident later visited the Trauma Centre.
Police said they had not received 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 was 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.
”He sustained minor injuries on hand and chest. He is stable and under observation. His vital parameters are fine and he is oriented,” said a doctor at the Trauma Centre.