Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on Monday evening. Vajpayee was admitted to AIIMS in the morning for “routine check-up” on the advice of doctors.
Vajpayee’s condition is stated to be stable now.
While Congress president Rahul Gandhi was among the first few visitors, BJP leaders Vijay Goel and JP Nadda to rushed too the hospital to check on Vajpayee’s health, followed by BJP president Amit Shah.
Modi reportedly visited the hospital around 7.30 pm.
He enquired about the well being of Vajpayee and met his family members, official sources said.
Union minster Rajnath Singh and senior BJP leader LK Advani too reached AIIMS late Monday evening, according to reports.
Vajpayee was admitted around 11.30 am for what doctors said “examination and management”.
“Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been admitted to AIIMS today for examination and management. He is stable. A team of doctors under the supervision of Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS are conducting tests,” AIIMS said in its statement.
Guleria, a pulmonologist (chest specialist), has been a personal physician to Vajpayee for many years now.
In a a statement issued earlier in the day, the BJP had said: “As per the advice of doctors, Vajpayeeji has been admitted in AIIMS today for routine check-ups and investigations.”
Security around AIIMS Hospital has been tightened and movement restricted.
Vajpayee, 93, who was Prime Minister briefly in 1996 and then from 1998 to 2004, had retreated from active politics over the last decade due to failing health.
He is likely to be kept under observation at AIIMS for the night as tests are going on.
(With agency inputs)