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Former BJP leader Jaswant Singh in coma

Last updated on: August 08, 2014 13:42 IST

Former Bharatiya Janata Party leader Jaswant Singh is in a critical condition after being operated upon for a head injury at the Army Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi following a fall at his residence. Doctors at the hospital said that examination showed he was in a state of coma.  

The 76-year-old former defence minister was admitted to the hospital at around 11 pm on Thursday after he had a fall, sources said.

A senior doctor at the hospital said on Friday that Singh has been operated upon for head injury and he is in a critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit.

Singh, who had also served as external affairs and finance minister, was expelled from the Bharatiya Janata Party early this year after he decided to contest the Lok Sabha polls from Barmer in Rajasthan as an Independent when the party decided to field someone else. He lost the election.

Image: Former BJP leader Jaswant Singh suffered a head injury