PM wishes Ajay Maken speedy recovery


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday wished ailing Congress leader Ajay Maken a speedy recovery.

Maken, who is undergoing treatment abroad, replied that he is suffering from an “irreversible and progressive orthopaedic ailment, which is extremely painful, but not life-threatening”.

“Dear @ajaymaken Ji, I pray for your good health and wellbeing,” Modi wrote on Twitter.

Maken said he was “deeply touched by the outpouring of good wishes and concern” about his health.

He said he was seeking a third opinion on the exact cause to arrest progression and obliterate pain.

Amid reports that Maken has resigned as the Congress’s Delhi unit chief, a party leader said Tuesday he has gone for a medical checkup abroad and will continue in the post after returning.

Maken has informed Congress president Rahul Gandhi and in-charge of the party’s Delhi unit, P C Chacko, about his trip, party leaders said.