BJP president Amit Shah, who was suffering from swine flu and was admitted to AIIMS on January 17, was discharged on Sunday, BJP spokesperson Anil Baluni said. Shah was admitted to AIIMS after complaints of chest congestion and breathing issue on Wednesday.Â
"Shah was discharged at 10.20 AM from AIIMS after recovering from swine flu,"Â said an AIIMS official. BJP leader and in-charge of the partyâ€™s IT cell Amit Malviya said Shah was fine and has returned home from the hospital. "BJP President Shri Amit Shah has been discharged from AIIMS. He is fine and back home now. Thanks for all your wishes and messages," Malviya tweeted.
BJP President Shri Amit Shah has been discharged from AIIMS. He is fine and back home now. Thanks for all your wishes and messages.â€” Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) January 20, 2019
Congress leader BK Hariprasad had on Thursday courted controversy by mocking Amit Shah's illness on Thursday. Taking the political discourse to a new low, the Congress MP said, "Amit Shah has got fever due to panic. He panicked as some MLAs (of the Congress) have come back. If he topples the Congress-JD(S) government, then he will have vomiting and loose motions. That is why he got swine fever."
"Amit Shah is suffering from 'suar ka zukam' and was cursed by the people of Karnataka," the MP further added.
Referring to the BJP's alleged "Operation Lotus" to topple the Karnataka coalition government, Hariprasad said, "if he (Shah) continues to destabilise the Karnataka government, he will have to deal with even more serious diseases."
The BJP on Thursday reacted furiously to Congress MP BK Hariprasad's controversial 'swine flu' dig at BJP president Amit Shah, saying that flu is curable but "mental illness" of the opposition party's leaders is difficult to treat.
Demanding that the Congress should sack Hariprasad and tender a public apology for these "abhorrent" remarks, the BJP claimed that the opposition party's "silence" over these comments show that all such "toxic" views have the sanction of its leadership.
"The kind of ugly and indecent comments Congress MP BK Hariprasad have made about BJP president Amit Shah's health show the standards of the Congress. Flu is curable but it is difficult to cure Congress leaders' mental illness," Union minister Piyush Goyal said.