Kolkata: The condition of Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal - embroiled in a controversy over his rape and violence remarks - has improved slightly, an official of a nursing home where he is admitted, said Tuesday.
He has been advised complete bed rest, said an official at the Bellevue Clinic here.
Pal, an MP from Bengal`s Krishnanagar, has drawn severe criticism after he was caught on tape exhorting party workers to kill CPI-M activists even as he himself asserted he will gun down his rivals and let loose his "boys" to rape their women.
Pal hit the headlines June 30 when a couple of regional channels aired video footage that shows him threatening opposition members with rape and murder during a June 14 rally at Choumaha in Bengal’s Nadia district.
Pal, a chronic back pain patient, was admitted to Bellevue Clinic, a South Kolkata nursing home, at 8 p.m. Sunday after he complained of a sudden increase in blood pressure. He also had high fever.
"His condition is better... it has improved slightly. Blood pressure is under control and there is no fever. A few investigations still remain to be done.
"Back pain continues as before. He is on a light diet and has been advised total bed rest," Bellevue Clinic chief executive officer Pradip Tandon told IANS.
West Bengal`s opposition parties have claimed that Paul got himself admitted to the nursing home only to prepare the ground for staying away from parliament.
Notwithstanding the countrywide clamour for Paul`s arrest and expulsion from parliament, the Trinamool has sought to end the matter with an apology which he tendered to his party and the media last Tuesday.