BJP President Amit Shah diagnosed with swine flu, taken to AIIMS

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BJP President Amit Shah is suffering from swine flu and had to be admitted in All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi on Wednesday for treatment.

Amit Shah

An announcement, made from his Twitter handle, read, “I am suffering from swine flu and being treated for the same. With the blessings of God and your love and good wishes, I shall be fit soon.”

Shah had to be admitted in the AIIMS on Wednesday following complaints of chest congestion breathing difficulties. He had to be rushed to the hospital at around 9 pm on Wednesday. A team of doctor led by Randeep Guleria is currently monitoring his situation.

Shah is the third top BJP leader to be diagnosed with a medical emergency this week after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Jaitley, as reported earlier, is currently in the US for the treatment of his ‘soft tissue cancer.’

Prasad too had to be rushed to the pulmonary department earlier this week. According to doctors at AIIMS, 64-year-old Ravi Shankar Prasad arrived at the AIIMS was admitted in the pulmonary medicine department, where he ‘is under observation.’

Shah being diagnosed with swine flu is a cause for concern for the ruling BJP as the BJP President was expected to kickstart his poll campaign by addressing several rallies in West Bengal. This was after the Supreme Court rejected the BJP’s plea to hold rath yatra in the state earlier this week.

Former Defence Minister and now Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was diagnosed with the fourth stage pancreatic cancer last year. Another senior BJP leader and a member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet, Ananth Kumar, died of cancer in November last year.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has already announced that she will not contest this year’s Lok Sabha polls due to poor health.

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