Cardiac surgery needed for Lalu: Hospital

SansadTV Bureau

lalu_prasadA day after the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Prasad was admitted in Mumbai’s Asian Heart Institute for a ‘detailed health evaluation’, the hospital established that the he will need a cardiac surgery in the near future, though particulars of the operation were not disclosed.

The Asian Heart Institute where RJD chief Lalu Prasad has been admitted, said on Thursday that a cardiac surgery is needed based on preliminary medical investigations.

“Laluji is fundamentally a healthy person, as can be seen from the intense campaigning he has done. Based on preliminary reports, we can now confirm that a cardiac surgery is needed,” Dr Vijay D’Silva, Medical Director, Asian Heart Institute, said in a statement here.

“A few reports are pending. The details of what kind of surgery is needed will be available to us only after these reports come in. We will issue another update by 7 PM,” it added.

The 66-year-old leader was hospitalised at the Institute on Monday for a scheduled detailed medical evaluation.

Yadav has held many prominent posts including the union railway ministry portfolio from 2004 to 2009 under the UPA government. Recently, his party RJD formed an alliance with Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (U) which won 6 out of 10 seats in the by-polls.

People put their stamp

RJD supremo who is in Mumbai on medical grounds said that people have put their stamp on the alliance between RJD, JD (U) and Congress.

“Gatbandhan per janata ki mohar (peoples’ stamp on alliance),” Prasad wrote in series of tweets.

Hailing the tie up between RJD, JD (U) and Congress, the RJD chief said “its beginning of a new era of economic justice along with social justice.”

The RJD chief who addressed five election rallies with senior JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar in the bypoll, said it was the “beginning of goodness for downtrodden, deprived and those standing on the last row of the society.” The alliance yesterday won 6 of the total 10 seats that witnessed by-poll in Bihar.