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Mumbai: NCP demands private treatment for Chhagan Bhujbal

Mumbai: Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Council Dhananjay Munde on Monday demanded the government approach court to ensure that jailed NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal can avail treatment at any private hospital. Bhujbal, lodged in Arthur Road Jail here since 2016 after his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case, is suffering from a number of health issues.

He was admitted to state-run J J Hospital here on March 3 for pancreatitis and acute bronchial asthma. Raising the issue of the ill health of Bhujbal (70) through a Point of Propriety in the Upper House, Kapil Patil, who backs the Sharad Yadav-led faction of the JD (U), said despite being a former deputy chief minister, the NCP leader was not getting the privileges he deserved.

“The allegations against him (Bhujbal) have not been proven yet but he has not granted bail,” Patil said. Citing government protocol, Munde (NCP) said those holding Constitutional posts should be accorded necessary health treatment. He demanded the government approach court to ensure that Bhujbal can avail treatment at any private hospital.