Resort Brawl: Congress MLA Anand Singh to Undergo Eye Surgery

In the aftermath to the Congress brawl at a resort in Bengaluru, Congress MLA Anand Singh might undergo surgery. 

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Congress MLA Anand Singh, who was injured in a brawl, is being treated at Apollo Hospital.
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Anand Singh, a Congress MLA from Vijayanagara, may now have to undergo a surgery in the aftermath of an assault by another MLA at Eagleton Resort.

“There is a lot of swelling on his right eye. He will be kept under observation for four to five days at the hospital. Once the swelling comes down, we will be able to determine whether he needs to undergo a surgery. Right now, there appears to be a crack under his right eye.”
Sources with Apollo Hospital told TNM

Sources close to the MLA’s family, who have been briefed about his medical condition by doctors at Apollo Hospital, say that Singh has an 8 mm crack below his right eye.

According to the sources close to the family, he has been put on a soft diet and has trouble while speaking and moving.

“He has a lot of pain in his chest. The neurologist and ophthalmologist have been conducting some tests, and we took him for a few scans today. We are waiting for the results. There was an eye check-up and the doctors say there is no problem with his eyesight. But they also want to do some tests once the swelling comes down. He has trouble getting up as the X Rays show that he has hurt two ribs. When he swallows food, he says, it hurts. He is unable to speak too because of this,” the source added.

On Monday, the Bidadi Police registered an FIR against Kampli MLA JN Ganesh for attempted murder and criminal intimidation. The Congress MLAs were cooped up at Eagleton Resort after massive speculation of horse trading by the BJP.

In his statement to the police, Singh told police that on the night of 19th, after dinner at the resort, Singh and Ganesh were walking to their respective rooms. At that time, Ganesh questioned Singh on why he did not apparently give enough money for election campaigning and started blaming him.

When Singh denied these allegations, Ganesh started abusing him and then took out a log from a flower pot and started hitting him. After this, he threw a pot on Singh’s head and as a result, Anand fell on the ground and Ganesh started stamping on his chest. This was when Tanveer Sait and two other MLAs rescued him and stopped him.

Anand Singh gained consciousness only after he was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Bengaluru’s Seshadripuram.

“Since the unfortunate demise of the Siddaganga seer, the courts were closed today, we will be going for the hearing tomorrow. JN Ganesh is likely to apply for bail. We will know only after the hearing.”
Singh’s family told TNM

(This article was first published on The News Minute.)

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