Former Minister of State E Ahamed, who collapsed during President Pranab Mukherjee’s address to both Houses of Parliament in the central hall on Tuesday, has suffered cardiac arrest. Ahamed was immediately taken to the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital where his condition is said to be critical. 78-year-old Ahamed, who is the president of Indian Muslim League, complained of uneasiness and breathlessness, sources said.
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The Parliament staff tried to give him first aid but as his pain continued, he was rushed to RML hospital, they said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi enquired about his health. Ahamed, who represents the Malappuram Lok Sabha constituency from Kerala, had served as Minister of State for External Affairs in the previous UPA government.
According to hospital authorities, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Development Of North East Region Minister Jitendra Singh visited RML to enquire about Ahamed’s condition.