Lalu Yadav suffers from multiple ailments, including renal problems. (File photo)
Bihar politician Lalu Yadav remains in Delhi's AIIMS hospital even though he was "discharged" at 3 am on Tuesday after being declared "fit".
The 73-year-old Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader "will remain under observation for certain tests", said sources quoted by news agency ANI.
"Lalu Prasad Yadav Ji is undergoing treatment in AIIMS, Delhi. His creatinine level was 4.5 when he was in Ranchi. It increased to 5.1 when it was tested in Delhi. It reached 5.9 when tested again. So the infection is increasing," his son and party leader Tejashwi Yadav told ANI.
Lalu Yadav reportedly went to the hospital last night and went straight to the Emergency ward. But he was declared fit and asked to go back to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIIMS) in Ranchi, where he is being treated.
"Lalu Yadav came at 9 pm yesterday and went to Emergency. After investigations he found fit and then discharged at 3:30 am," sources told NDTV.
The RJD has however alleged bias and has questioned the timing of his discharge.
"Our leader was unwell so he was taken to AIIMS. The hospital discharged him under pressure. It is a political conspiracy," said Bhai Virendra , a senior RJD Legislator.
The RJD chief was taken to the AIIMS Delhi yesterday after his health condition worsened.
"It was found that he has issues in his heart and kidney. He is being sent to AIIMS Delhi for better treatment. The jail officials will decide (the date)," Kameshwar Prasad, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) Director was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Lalu Yadav was sentenced by a special CBI court to five years imprisonment and a penalty of ₹ 60 lakh on February 21 after being convicted in the embezzlement of ₹ 139 crore from Doranda treasury in the fodder scam.
The court had convicted Lalu Yadav on February 15.
Lalu Yadav suffers from multiple ailments, including renal problems.
"Lalu Yadav's creatinine level has increased to 4.6, which was earlier at 3.5. Blood sugar and blood pressure have been fluctuating. The sugar level is hovering between 150 and 200 mg/dl," Dr Vidyapati, who heads the seven-member team of doctors formed by RIMS to treat Yadav, had said on Tuesday.
"His kidney is functioning at 15-20 per cent capacity," the doctor had said.
With inputs from PTI