Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Saturday underwent surgery at Hamidia government hospital after suffering trigger finger problem in the right hand. On Friday, Kamal Nath underwent a routine check-up lasting approximately one-and-a-half hours. "CM was admitted to Hamidia Hospital today morning. He had a trigger finger problem. He underwent an operation and his condition is stable. He has been kept under observation for few hours,” said Aruna Kumar, Dean, Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal.
Kamal Nath has appealed his party workers not to meet him as it can be a cause of inconvenience to other patients and hospital staff, new agency ANI reported.
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Wishing Kamal Nath speedy recovery, former MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan wrote, I wish Kamal Nath speedy recovery. Your decision to get treatment in Hamidia is applaudable. At the same time, I want people to find the same facility that you got there so that they do not have to wander around,” he tweeted in Hindi.
The BJP had won 28 out of 29 Lok Sabha seats in the state in the general polls 2019 and there has been speculation about the longevity of the Congress-led government in the state which is in power due to the support of BSP, SP and Independent MLAs.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan on May 25 said his party was not interested in bringing down the Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh but cannot help if it falls on its own.
"The BJP doesn't believe in any kind of horse trading, but there are contradictions within the Congress. We are not interested in bringing down the (MP) government but BJP can't help if it falls on its own," Chouhan had said.
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In the 2018 Assembly polls, the Congress had emerged as the single-largest party with 114 seats, two short of the simple majority mark of 116 seats, in the 230-member Assembly.
The Congress then formed the government in the state with the support of two BSP, one SP and four Independent MLAs.
The BJP, in power since 2003, had got 109 seats.