Lucknow: A day after he was discharged, Samajwadi patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav was admitted back into the Medanta hospital, late on Sunday night, after he complained of stomach pain.

This is the second time in the past five days that Mulayam had to be hospitalised. Earlier, he was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday and discharged on Saturday.

He was said to be suffering from chronic constipation and had undergone colonoscopy.

"There is swelling in his intestines but he is stable and should recover soon. Gastro-surgeon is monitoring his health," said Dr Rakesh Kapoor, director of Medanta hospital.

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Meanwhile, earlier on Saturday evening, party spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary had said, "The Samajwadi Party founder, admitted to Medanta Hospital on Wednesday, was discharged on Saturday afternoon and he is fine now." 

He had gone to the hospital for a routine check-up but the doctors admitted him for observation, Chaudhary added.

Chaudhary said Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav met him on Friday and enquired about his health. 

Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party Lohia chief Shivpal Singh Yadav said Mulayam Singh Yadav's health was fine and urged the people to pray for his long life.