Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited his mother Heeraben Modi who is in a hospital in Ahmedabad since last night. Having flown in from Delhi around 4 pm, he left the hospital just before 5.30, spending over an hour with his mother.
A statement from UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre said the condition of Heeraben Modi — who turned 99 in June this year — is stable. The hospital has not shared any other information.
The BJP's Gujarat MLAs Darshanaben Vaghela and Kaushik Jain have reached the hospital.
The Prime Minister, who has often spoken of his bond with his mother, visited her recently when he was in Gujarat to campaign for the recently held Assembly polls. Visuals of the Prime Minister chatting and having tea with Heeraben Modi had then emerged on social media.
The Prime Minister had also visited her on her 99th birthday.
To mark her centenary entry, the Prime Minister had also written an emotional blog titled 'Mother'.
The news of Heeraben Modi's hospitalisation comes shortly after the Prime Minister's brother Prahlad Modi and other family members were injured in a car accident at Mysuru in Karnataka.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi shared good wishes for PM Modi's mother. "The love between a mother and a son is eternal and priceless. Modi ji, you have my love and support in this difficult time. I hope your mother gets well soon," Mr Gandhi tweeted, in Hindi, for his prime political rival.