NCP MLA hospitalised after collapsing at function; stable

Pune: NCP MLA and former Maharashtra minister Dilip Valse-Patil was today admitted to a city hospital after he collapsed during a function here, hospital sources said.

Former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, who was at the function, later said that Valse-Patil's condition, according to doctors, was "stable".

He felt chest pain towards the end of his speech, but was conscious when he was admitted to hospital, Pawar said.

The function was a part of the 75th birthday celebrations of NCP president Sharad Pawar organised by Katraj Dairy here. "If necessary, he can be shifted to another hospital depending on doctors' advice," Pawar said.

Valse-Patil, a former state Assembly Speaker, felt restless and collapsed while making a speech at the function, city NCP president Vandana Chavan earlier told PTI.

Known to be a close associate of Sharad Pawar, he earlier headed the ministry of Finance and Planning in the Maharashtra government.

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