Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Prasad Yadav was admitted in Mumbai’s Asian Heart Institute reportedly late Sunday night for a ‘detailed health evaluation’ for cardiac-related problems.
According to the hospital sources, his condition is stable and the health check-up was scheduled well in advance. Yadav was admitted under the care of hospital’s director Dr Ramakant Panda.
In a statement, the hospital’s spokesperson said, “We confirm that Lalu Prasad Yadav is admitted to Asian Heart Institute for a detailed health evaluation. This is a planned visit.”
According to Dr Vijay D’silva, Asian Heart Institute’s medical director, the 66-year-old politician was to be kept under observation for 24 hours to monitor his health. However, a decision on whether any future surgery is required will be taken once all the medical reports come.
According to sources, Yadav’s wife Rabri Devi, his son-in-law and few other family members accompanied him to Mumbai for the medical tests.
Yadav held the union railway ministry portfolio from 2004 to 2009 under the UPA government. Recently, his party RJD formed an alliance with Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal to contest the upcoming state elections.