Tue, 09 Apr 2013 22:30:00 GMT | By IANS

Amit Mitra complains of chest pain, hospitalised

The West Bengal Finance Minister, who was heckled by SFI activists, later complained of chest pain and was hospitalised


Amit Mitra complains of chest pain, hospitalised (© PTI)

New Delhi: West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra, who was heckled by SFI activists, was Tuesday evening hospitalised after he complained of chest pain, a doctor at AIIMS said.

"He was admitted at 7.30 p.m. He complained of chest pain. He is in a private ward (of the hospital)," a doctor at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) told IANS. Mitra and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee were heckled by the Students Federation of India activists when they were coming to meet Planning Commission Deputy Chairperson Montek Singh Ahluwalia to discuss the annual plan of the state.

The agitated students carrying placards pushed Mitra around and shouted slogans as he tried to enter the office in the heart of the city. In the melee, his white kurta was torn. Banerjee, who was to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, also cancelled her meeting citing ill health, sources said.

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