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Veteran BJP Leader Lal Krishna Advani Discharged from AIIMS Delhi

Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani, aged 96, has been discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi, a hospital official confirmed on Thursday. The former Deputy Prime Minister was admitted late last night for a thorough evaluation, following which he underwent a minor medical procedure.

The medical team at AIIMS, which included specialists in urology and geriatric medicine, evaluated Advani for a series of age-related health issues. “Advani was admitted for old age-related issues and has been discharged,” the AIIMS official noted. The veteran leader had been admitted to the old private ward of the prestigious medical institute at approximately 10:30 pm on Wednesday.

Though details of the minor procedure have not been disclosed, it is understood that it was necessary to address some of the health concerns linked to Advani’s advanced age. For a political figure of his stature, regular medical check-ups and treatments are vital to ensure his well-being, especially given his significant contributions to Indian politics over the decades.

Lal Krishna Advani is a name synonymous with the BJP’s rise in Indian politics. Born on November 8, 1927, Advani was one of the founding members of the BJP, a party that he helped to build from the ground up alongside other stalwarts like Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Throughout his extensive political career, Advani has held multiple key positions, including serving as the Deputy Prime Minister under Vajpayee’s leadership from 2002 to 2004.

Furthermore, Advani has been instrumental in shaping the BJP’s ideology and strategy, particularly during the 1980s and 1990s, a period that saw the party’s transformation from a minor player in Indian politics to one of the country’s dominant forces. As a member of Parliament (MP) for numerous terms, his voice has resonated in both houses, impacting legislative decisions and national debates.

His legacy extends beyond political strategies and election victories. Advani’s commitment to his vision of India and his principled stance on various issues have earned him respect across the political spectrum. Although his active participation in day-to-day politics has reduced, his influence within the BJP and his role as a mentor to many current leaders remain undeniable.

The news of Advani’s hospitalization had caused a ripple of concern among his admirers and followers.

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. Social media platforms were flooded with well-wishes and prayers for his speedy recovery. Prominent BJP leaders and political figures across different parties also expressed their hopes for his swift return home. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a longtime protégé of Advani, reportedly kept abreast of the senior leader’s health update, clearly indicating the deep-rooted bond and respect within the party ranks.

AIIMS, Delhi, being one of India’s premier healthcare institutions, has been the preferred choice for medical care for numerous high-profile figures. Its team of seasoned specialists and advanced medical facilities ensure that patients receive world-class treatment. The fact that Advani was admitted here underscores the gravity with which his health is managed.

Notably, Advani’s discharge comes as a relief to his supporters who were anxious about any potential health concerns. With his age being a critical factor, even regular check-ups and minor procedures tend to draw significant attention.

In a related note, Delhi is currently witnessing a heightened level of activity in healthcare facilities owing to the ongoing pandemic and the seasonal surge in health issues. Hospitals, including AIIMS, have been functioning under rigorous protocols to manage patient care and ensure safety for both the medical staff and those admitted.

Meanwhile, the NEET-UG exam row has also captured headlines, with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arresting two individuals from Patna in connection with a paper leak case. This issue has brought to light deep concerns regarding the integrity of examination processes and the measures necessary to safeguard them.

In light of Advani’s return home, his supporters and followers can hopefully breathe a sigh of relief. The veteran leader’s resilience and enduring spirit continue to inspire many, marking him as an evergreen figure in the annals of Indian political history. As India deals with multifaceted challenges, the presence of such stalwart leaders remains a beacon of strength for the nation.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by DNA staff and is published from PTI.)