Doctors said that Antony will remain in hospital for the next two-three days after which he will be discharged.

AK Antony suffers minor brain haemorrhage hospitalised
news News Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 08:06

Former Defence Minister AK Antony was on Wednesday admitted to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital after he fell at his home in New Delhi and suffered a minor brain haemorrhage, said hospital authorities.

The senior Congress leader was admitted to RML on Wednesday afternoon, but a doctor did not confirm the time.

"He was brought to the hospital in the afternoon and is currently admitted. There is nothing to worry as it was a minor brain haemorrhage," said the doctor on the condition of anonymity.

The 76-year-old former Kerala Chief Minister remained the long serving Defence Minister during the United Progressive Alliance government.

Doctors said that Antony will remain in hospital for the next two-three days after which he will be discharged.

The former Defence Minister has not been very active in politics lately but has remained vocal about certain issues. 

Earlier this month, he had criticised the Modi government for not accepting Rohingyas and took the example of former PM Indira Gandhi who "insisted on protecting" refugees from Bangladesh. 

He accused the government of driving out around 40,000 Rohingyas when they needed help and care. 

"When more than one crore refugees came to India from Bangladesh in the 70s, former prime minister Indira Gandhi insisted on protecting them by disregarding the mighty seventh fleet of the US," he said. 

While speaking at the launch of the Kerala Union of Working Journalists in Delhi, he said Indian pluralism and freedom of expression were under attack. 

"There is no freedom even for eating the food you like, watching movies or writing books. The ethos that existed for centuries is facing challenges. In the present situation, nobody can express themselves without fear. Also, it is not a good sign that the Indian media cannot express its opinion.” 

In September 2016, he had criticised the Uri terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir which left 17 soldiers dead, calling it “a serious security lapse”. 

(With IANS inputs)

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