Chandigarh, Jan 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, admitted to a hospital here following chest congestion and fever, to enquire about his health. Before flying back to the national capital after winding up his day-long visit to Chandigarh from where French President Francois Hollande began his three-day trip to the country, the Prime Minister met Badal to enquire about his well being.
Modi spent a few minutes at the hospital enquiring about his well being, official sources told PTI. PGIMER officials said that Badal’s condition was “stable” and he was recovering fast. Shiromani Akali Dal General Secretary and Badal’s advisor on national affairs, Harcharan Singh Bains said the Chief Minister was recovering and under “observation”. “He is doing fine. There is nothing to worry,” Bains said.(Also Read: French President Francois Hollande visit to India: Narendra Modi welcomes him (View Pics))
Two days back, Badal was admitted to a local hospital in Nawanshahar after he had complained of congestion in the chest. The 88-year-old had suffered chest spasm soon after he had just concluded the Sangat Darshan at village Behloor Kalan in Nawanshar on Friday. Earlier in the day, Punjab Food Minister Adesh Partap Singh Kairon received the Prime Minister on behalf of Badal.