Ahmednagar: Union Minister for Shipping Nitin Gadkari fainted and collapsed during a function here on Friday. However, his condition is stated to be stable now.
The incident occurred when he was standing with other dignitaries for the National Anthem at the convocation function of the Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth (MPKV) Agricultural University in Rahuri.
The event's video footage shows Gadkari feeling uneasy, losing his balance and collapsing on the dais. Maharashtra Governor C V Rao and some others rushed to prevent him from falling.
He was examined by a team of medicos and his condition was described as "stable" by Bharatiya Janata Party colleagues. Gadkari's office informed that he fainted due to "heat and low blood sugar".
Shri Nitin Gadkari was in Rahuri, dist Ahmednagar Maharashtra participating in convocation ceremony of Agriculture University. There during the function because of Heat and low sugar he was not feeling well. Available doctors at the venue immediatly provided necessary treatment
— Office Of Nitin Gadkari (@OfficeOfNG) December 7, 2018