Nitin Gadkari Faints on Stage in Maharashtra
Union minister Nitin Gadkari fainted during a public event in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district on Friday. Gadkari fainted at the convocation of the agriculture university at Rahuri while the national anthem was being sung. The 61-year-old BJP leader attributed the incident to low oxygen supply to his body as he was wearing convocation robes. “I felt some suffocation during the event. The pandal (at the venue) was air-tight. I was wearing the robes of the convocation ceremony, that is why there was less oxygen. That is also why I fainted. My health is alright. (I have) no problem of blood pressure or sugar (now),” Gadkari said. Earlier, the minister had attributed the incident to low sugar in his body.