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Madhya Pradesh: BJP veteran, 71, suffers heart attack after party denies ticket in upcoming assembly polls

After being refused a ticket for the meeting ballot, veteran BJP politician Umashankar Gupta, 71, suffered a coronary heart assault and was admitted to the hospital on Monday afternoon. He’s regular.

As per the stories, the BJP selected to not give Gupta one other probability, regardless of fielding a lot of older politicians, together with 76-year-old Jayant Malaiya, 74-year-old Maya Singh, 73-year-old Sitasharan Sharma, and 80-year-old Nagendra Singh.

Digvijaya Singh, a Congress chief, paid him a go to within the hospital. Former dwelling minister, mayor of Bhopal, and three-term MLA from Bhopal South West Gupta had hoped to be fielded from the identical seat, however normal secretary Bhagwandas Sabnani, a newcomer, was chosen by the BJP.

After struggling a coronary heart assault, the affected person had an angiography, which revealed an issue with an artery. Because of this, an angioplasty surgical procedure was carried out,” an Anant Shree Hospital doctor acknowledged. Gupta ought to be launched inside the subsequent 48 hours.

Chief of the state BJP media cell Ashish Agarwal acknowledged, “The check-up found that Gupta ji has 100% blockage. He is now steady.”

Lots of Gupta’s followers rushed to the hospital as quickly as phrase of his coronary heart assault unfold. They’ve been demonstrating towards Sabnani’s ticket and held loud demonstrations on the Bhopal BJP headquarters on Saturday.

Along with holding the portfolios of science and expertise and income from 2013 to 2018, Gupta additionally gained the Bhopal South West seat in 2003, 2008, and 2013. Nonetheless, in 2018, he was defeated by Congressman P C Sharma in a margin of about 6,500 votes. This time, Sharma has been put ahead by the Congress.

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