Nitin Gadkari Falls Unconscious During National Anthem at an Event in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra
Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways fell unconscious during an event in Ahmednagar | (Photo Credits: Twitter)

Ahmadnagar, December 7: Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and senior BJP leader, fell unconscious as the national anthem was being played at an event in Ahmednagar. Maharashtra Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao reportedly held Gadkari and saved him from a freefall. Nitin Gadkari's health is stable now and the medical condition was due to low sugar levels, clarified the minister. BJP Made 'Unrealistic Promises', Admits Nitin Gadkari in TV Interview; 'You are Right', Reverts Rahul Gandhi.

The union minister was attending an event in Ahmednagar district, where he was the chief guest. Angriya Cruise, Set to Sail From Mumbai to Goa, Inaugurated by Nitin Gadkari, Devendra Fadnavis: View Pictures!

The minister for Road Transport and Highways was the guest of honour at Rahul Agricultural College and was there to participate for the convocation ceremony. This is when the senior BJP leader fell unconscious. His is condition is reported to be normal now, said local news reports.

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However, the union minister later put a tweet and said that he had "a slight medical condition due to low sugar" and thanked everyone for their concern.

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On Thursday, Nitin Gadkari made a controversial remark while warning road contractors of dire consequences if they indulged in corrupt practices. The union minister said that if the roads are found to be in bad shape, he would run a bulldozer over the contractor concerned.