Madhya Pradesh BJP chief taken ill

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh BJP president Prabhat Jha has been taken ill and admitted to a hospital in New Delhi for treatment, sources close to the family said on Saturday.

Jha, a Rajya Sabha member who is in his 50s, was admitted to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital yesterday as his diabetic condition worsened all of a sudden, they said.

They blamed the illness on the hectic work schedule of Jha, who took over as the state BJP chief around 18 months ago.

The BJP leader is likely to remain in the hospital for around a week, they said.