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'I was the first person to meet ailing Vajpayee at AIIMS': Rahul Gandhi takes a dig at PM Modi

Targeting Modi, Rahul alleged that the prime minister has not treated his "guru" Advani well after becoming the prime minister of the country.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Mumbai [ Updated: June 12, 2018 19:37 IST ]
Rahul Gandhi- File pic

Rahul Gandhi- File pic

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that he was the first person to visit former prime minister Atal Bihar Vajpayee at AIIMS despite the fact that his party always fought political battles against him.

Addressing Congress workers in Mumbai, Rahul said,"We fought against Vajpayee. However, we believe that he worked for India. He was prime minister and we respect that post."

The Congress president said that he feels sorry for Advani after seeing the treatment being given out to him by PM Modi.

Rahul alleged that the prime minister has not treated his "guru" Advani well after becoming the prime minister of the country.

" We defeated him in 2004 and 2009 but I always show respect to him," he added.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee is presently admitted in AIIMS and Rahul Gandhi had visited him on Monday.

In a statement, the AIIMS  on Tuesday said that the former prime minister , who was admitted to AIIMS here with urinary tract infection, lower respiratory tract infection and kidney issues, was stable. 

“His condition is stable. He is responding to treatment and is on injectable antibiotics. All his vital parameters are stable. He will continue to be in hospital till infection is controlled,”  the statement said.

Quoting sources, a PTI report said that former prime minister underwent dialysis on Monday and continued to remain in the ICU of the cardiothoracic centre of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

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