Former Maharashtra CM Manohar Joshi's condition critical: Reached semi-coma after brain haemorrhage
Former Maharashtra CM Manohar Joshi's condition is critical: Reached semi-coma after a brain hemorrhage; Admitted to ICU but a ventilator was not installed
The condition of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Manohar Joshi is critical. At present, he is in a coma. This was stated by the doctors of PD Hinduja Hospital in a statement. Joshi, 85, was admitted to the ICU on May 22 after suffering a brain hemorrhage. Doctors say that his health is being monitored. He is currently breathing without a ventilator.
Joshi has been a member of the Shiv Sena since its inception in 1966. Served as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra from 1995 to 1999 during the Shiv Sena-BJP coalition government. He was also the Speaker of the Lok Sabha from 2002 to 2004.
Manohar Joshi was referred to Hinduja Hospital after his health deteriorated on Monday night. Uddhav Thackeray and his wife Rashmi Thackeray reached the hospital on Tuesday to see Joshi as soon as he came to know about his health.
Joshi, one of the prominent leaders of Shiv Sena, is considered close to Balasaheb. Manohar Joshi started his career as a teacher. But entered politics in 1967. He also held the post of Mayor of Mumbai from 1976 to 1977. When the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance came to power in 1995. Then he was the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
Manohar was the first non-Congress Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He was the Speaker of the Lok Sabha from 2002 to 2004. He was the Union Minister of Heavy Industries during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. However, due to old age, he has not been active in politics for some time.
As chief minister, Joshi released a portion of land reserved for a school in Pune to a builder belonging to son-in-law Girish Vyas. Vyas built the Sundew Housing Complex in 1998 on that land. Joshi had to resign in January 1999 due to Pune's RTI activist Vijay Kumbhar. In March 2009, the Bombay High Court declared the housing complex illegal. The Supreme Court upheld the verdict in 2011 and imposed a fine of Rs 15,000 on Joshi.