Vastavam web: Union Minister for Shipping Nitin Gadkari, a diabetic, fainted during a function here on Friday due to “low sugar” and later, after taking rest, left for the Shirdi Sai Baba temple. The incident occurred when he was standing with other dignitaries for the National Anthem at the convocation function of the Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth (MPKV) Agricultural University.
He was taken to a government guest house and examined by a team of medicos. A diabetic patient, Gadkari’s condition was stated as “stable” by his Bharatiya Janata Party colleagues. After a short rest at the guest house, Gadkari took a helicopter ride to Shirdi to pray at the Sai Baba temple and later took a private flight to his hometown Nagpur. Party colleagues said his gruelling daily schedules may have taken a toll on his health which resulted in his collapse.