JD(U) backs probe of E Ahamed's death, says it is essential to put the speculations to rest

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi, [India], Feb. 4 (ANI): Aligning with the demand of probe made in the Parliament on Thursday against the unethical approach by the RML hospital and Government towards Former Union Minister E Ahamed's death and his family, Janata Dal United has come out in fervent support of the investigation. Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav told ANI, "E Ahamed has been a very old and established politician of the parliament. The way it was handled should be investigated. The news surrounding his treatment is puzzling. The nation deserves to know how much of it is true, how much of it is false." Congress leader K. C. Venugopal on Friday gave an adjournment motion notice in the Lok Sabha, alleging unethical approach by the RML Hospital and government towards former union minister and his family. In his adjournment motion, Venugopal said, "The unethical approach from the hospital officials and the government towards Veteran parliamentarian Shri. E. Ahmed and his family members during his last hours has created anguish and concern among the people in the country, the same owes an explanation from the Government and an impartial investigation." Former Union Minister and Indian Union Muslim League leader E Ahamed passed away in the wee hours of Wednesday morning at the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital, after he suffered a cardiac arrest in the Parliament on Tuesday. The minister was admitted in a critical condition after suffering a cardiac arrest during the President's address in both Houses on Tuesday.At around 2.15 PM, he was shifted to the RML trauma centre's ICU where he was put on ventilator. Earlier, Ahamed's family had lashed out at the administration of the RML Hospital where the veteran leader was admitted for not being allowed to meet him or even consulted regarding his medical procedures. Nazeer Ahamed, son of the E Ahamed told ANI that he and his other family members had been barred from meeting his father and were not kept in loop in regard to any medical developments. Despite the opposition's call for postponement of the Union Budget for a day as a respect to the departed soul, the government went ahead and presented it in Parliament (ANI)