‘Nothing to Worry About’: Nitin Gadkari After Fainting On Stage

‘Nothing to Worry About’: Nitin Gadkari After Fainting On Stage

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, who fainted at a public event in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district on Friday, 7 December, said that he is fine and there’s nothing to worry about.

“Due to the lack of oxygen, I fainted. Later, I got my blood sugar and blood pressure checked and the reports were fine. I am better now and there is nothing to worry,” he said while addressing the media.

Gadkari had fainted at the convocation ceremony in an agriculture university in Rahuri while the national anthem was being sung.

A video grab of the event shows Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, who was standing beside him, supporting him as he collapsed.

Gadkari was examined by a team of doctors present at the venue. His blood pressure was checked and he remained on his chair for about 10 minutes, after which he walked to his vehicle and proceeded to the nearby helipad.

The 61-year-old BJP leader also took to Twitter to thank people for their wishes.

"Had slight medical condition due to low sugar. I have been attended by doctors and I am doing well now. I thank all of you for all the well wishes," Gadkari tweeted.

The minister later flew to his home town in Nagpur as per schedule, an aide of the minister told PTI.

(With inputs from PTI)

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