Maharashtra: Nitin Gadkari faints on stage during public event
The 61-year-old Bharatiya Janata Party leader, after recovery, took to Twitter to explain that the incident occurred due to low sugar in his body.
Gadkari fainted at the convocation of the agriculture university at Rahuri while the national anthem was being sung, an official said.
Nitin Gadkari faints on stage in Maharashtra
'I've been attended by doctors and I'm doing well now'
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.— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) December 7, 2018
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Gadkari's blood pressure was checked; he later flew to Nagpur
A video of the event shows Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, who was standing beside him, supporting him while he fainted.
Gadkari was examined by a team of doctors present.
His blood pressure was checked and he remained on his chair for about 10 minutes, after which he walked to the nearby helipad.
The minister later flew to his hometown Nagpur as per schedule.