PM Modi, BJP leaders wish Lalu Prasad Yadav a speedy recovery

Keeping aside their political rivalry, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other BJP leaders wished Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav a speedy recovery on Wednesday and wished him good health.

Last Updated: Aug 27, 2014, 20:32 PM IST

New Delhi: Keeping aside their political rivalry, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other BJP leaders wished Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav a speedy recovery on Wednesday and wished him good health.

The PM posted on the micro-blogging site Twitter - “Wishing a speedy recovery to Lalu ji and praying for his good health.”

Other BJP leaders like Shahnawaz Hussain and Sushil Kumar Modi too wished Prasad.

Lalu today underwent an over six-hour-long cardiac surgery at a hospital in Mumbai.

According to the hospital statement, during the surgery, which lasted for six hours and 15 minutes, he underwent AVR- aortic valve replacement, aortic repair and repair of a 3 mm hole in the heart.

The former Bihar chief minister has been diagnosed with 'aortic stenosis', and was admitted to the Asian Heart Institute here on Monday.

Institute head Dr Ramakanta Panda, who had operated on former PM Manmohan Singh five years ago, said the decision to perform the surgery followed a series of medical tests and evaluation on the 66-year-old leader.

Meanwhile, RJD leaders and legislators and well-wishers conducted 'hawan' and special prayers at party headquarters in Patna, for his speedy recovery.