New Delhi : The Congress on Tuesday attacked Narendra Modi for his remark that basic medical emergency procedures were not used in taking Sonia Gandhi to hospital and saying leaders should not do ‘politics’ on health condition of people.
Wondering whether anybody can speak on somebody’s sudden illness and treatment like that and “whether any human being can raise such questions”, party spokesperson Bhakta Charan Das said, “I think in a civilised world, leaders should not do any politics on the health condition and treatment of others”.
Das also referred to the attack on Parliament during NDA rule noting “it could have been very well asked why Parliament attack was done by the terrorists”.
Earlier, Modi lost no time on Tuesday in making a dig at the carelessness in handling the movement of Sonia to the hospital after she took ill while sitting in the Lok Sabha. In a tweet he said, “Glad to know that Soniaji’s health is fine. Wishing her the best of health for the future.” He, however, went on to add two more comments, “Considering her health, Soniaji should have been taken to hospital in a well-equipped ambulance. Still, doctors are best judges.”
“Concerned that basic medical emergency procedures were not used. Would have been better if wheelchair or stretcher were used in Parliament.”
Congress took objections to Modi’s remarks and said “there is a doctor, there are medical facilities here but suddenly she came out. At that moment, those who were there with us or whatever was the advice, it’s all private thing that she was taken to the hospital. Is that the thing we should debate? I do not think any human being would raise these kinds of questions”.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath earlier responded to Modi’s remarks saying “all arrangements were there. What was considered appropriate by Mrs Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi and the medical team, which was attending to her, was done”.