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Bapu is Back: Shankersinh Vaghela announces his return after treatment for COVID-19


Former Chief Minister of Gujarat and veteran politician Shankersinh Vaghela, who was recently admitted in an Ahmedabad-based private hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, has been discharged upon successful treatment. Vaghela announced his return from hospital with a catchy caption “Bapu is Back”.

Vaghela, who will complete 80 years on July 21, also expressed his gratitude towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking a personal interest in his well-being and recovery. He also thanked Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel for their well-wishes.

The former chief minister on Monday tweeted: “I feel overwhelmed to all the well-wishers who prayed for my health. Your prayers supported my recovery. With this I will continue being supportive to people of Gujarat by strengthening their voice. Bapu is Back.”

He also tweeted: “I am grateful to the @PMOIndia @narendramodi for his concerns and call regarding my health. I am also greateful to the @vijayrupanibjp  & @Nitinbhai_Patel who took interest to call me and wish me for healthy recovery.”

Vaghela on June 28 got admitted in Sterling Hospital for his treatment. In a social media post, the veteran politician had said he was suffering from fever for the past four days and subsequently, tested for coronavirus, which came positive. He said he was advised by his doctors to get admitted in a hospital as a precautionary measure and hence, he got admitted in Sterling Hospital.

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The veteran politician had on June 22 resigned from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) after he was removed as president of the state party unit. He was also annoyed over the cross-voting by the lone NCP MLA in Gujarat in the recently-held Rajya Sabha elections. NCP MLA Kandhal Jadeja had voted for the BJP going against the party whip that had asked him to support the Congress. Vaghela had joined the NCP in 2019, two years after quitting the Congress. The cross-voting and abstaining from voting by the two BTP MLAs had helped the BJP win three of the four Rajya Sabha seats.

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