After being discharged from hospital, veteran BJP leader LK Advani healthy and stable

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | July 06, 2024 IST

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New Delhi , July 6 : After being discharged from hospital, veteran BJP leader LK Advani is stable, healthy, and resting at home.

Notably, Lal Krishna Advani was discharged from the Apollo Hospital on July 4 where he was admitted.

The 96-year-old leader was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Sarita Vihar at 9 pm on July 3 and was under observation of Dr Vinit Suri.

Earlier, the BJP leader was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on June 26 and discharged after a night-long stay at the medical institute.

Advani served as Deputy Prime Minister in the NDA government led by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee  from 2002 to 2004. He was conferred Bharat Ratna by President Droupadi Murmu in March this year.

Born in Karachi (present-day Pakistan) on November 8, 1927, Advani joined the RSS as a Swayamsevak in 1942. 

He served as the BJP National President from 1986 to 1990, then from 1993 to 1998, and from 2004 to 2005.

Advani had served as the President of the party for the longest period since its inception in 1980.

Capping a parliamentary career of nearly three decades, LK Advani was first the Home Minister and, later, the

Deputy Prime Minister in the cabinet of Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1999-2004).

In the run-up to the 2009 elections, Advani being the Leader of the Opposition in a parliamentary democracy was assumingly considered the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate for the general elections, ending on 16 May 2009,

According to the official website of BJP.  On 10 December 2007, the Parliamentary Board of BJP formally announced Advani as its prime ministerial candidate for the general elections due in 2009. But when Congress and its allies won the 2009 general elections,

Advani paved the way for Sushma Swaraj to become the Leader of the Opposition in the 15th Lok Sabha. (ANI)

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