Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, Feb 20: Former chief minister and Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta’s condition is stable and is currently on medication, his wife Dr Joyasree Goswami Mahanta said.

“He is stable and recovering,” she said.

Mahanta was flown to Delhi and admitted to AIIMS on Thursday after feeling unwell.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi called me yesterday to enquire about his health. The Prime Minister also advised his personal physician Dr Navneet Wig to keep a tab on Mahanta’s health condition,” she said.

“After the Prime Minister gave us an appointment, we met him on Friday afternoon. He told us that he will be keeping track of Mahanta’s health and assured all help,” she said.

Dr Wig examined Mahanta today and said that he was satisfied with the progress in his health condition.

Dr Joyashree Mahanta said the former chief minister was busy most of the time working for the people.

“Even from his hospital bed in Guwahati, he had been working on papers submitted by the people of his constituency. He had taken up a special scheme for students and ensured that most of them benefited from it. People loved him because he has been representing them for 40 years,” she said, appealing to the people of his constituency in particular and people of Assam in general to pray for his early recovery.

She recalled that this was not the first time Mahanta was admitted to AIIMS. Once he had fallen sick while visiting Delhi as a student leader and had to be admitted to AIIMS. Some of the doctors, who had treated him then, are still in the hospital.