Amidst reports that the Central Government tried to cover up the death of former Union Minister E Ahamed to ensure presentation of Union Budget as planned, a senior journalist has come up with the startling revelation that the veteran Muslim League MP had breathed his last inside the Parliament on Tuesday. Congress and Muslim League leaders knew that the death had already happened, but shifted Ahamed into the ventilator. 

 

"As far as I understand, E Ahamed Sahib died at the Central Hall of the Parliament yesterday (Tuesday). A senior Congress leader who rushed to the help of Ahamed when he swooned down, said the death had already happened. I firmly believe that his party (Muslim League) colleagues must be knowing the truth. Many of them did not respond to phone calls yesterday," New Delhi based journalist A Rasheedudheen of Mediaone TV wrote on his Facebook wall. 

 

 As far as I understand, E Ahamed Sahib died at the Central Hall of the Parliament on Tuesday: Journalist

 

A minister of state, who is a doctor by profession, had reached near the seat of Ahamed when he fainted. But the minister, chose to overlook the obvious truth and directed to put him on the ventilator, Rasheedudheen alleged. 

 

The Facebook post also alleged that the minister directed the doctors of RML Hospital to put the 'dead body' on ventilator support! President Pranab Mukherjee was addressing the joint session of the Parliament on Tuesday when Ahamed fainted inside the Central Hall. 


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The RML officials and security personnel had stopped the children of Ahamed from visiting him in trauma are and did not divulge his health condition, triggering a heated exchange of words late in the night on Tuesday. Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi who reached the hospital after hearing about it, also protested against the suspicious behaviour of the hospital authorities. It was alleged that Ahamed was shifted from the open ICU to the trauma care after Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for PM's office, visited the hospital.  Later, Ahamed's daughter was allowed inside the trauma care for a few seconds. 
 

Malayalee Journalist Thufail PT was the first to report the confusion in the RML hospital through Facebook Live on Tuesday night. 
 

Subsequently, Ahamed's death was confirmed at 2.30 a.m. on Wednesday, prompting Congress leader and Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge to accuse that the government deliberately delayed Ahamed’s death announcement in order not to postpone the Union Budget.  

 

 This is a government hospital. As many as 24 doctors and nurses attended to Ahamed. ...It is not easy to keep a secret here: A K Gadpayle,  RML Hospital

 

A K Gadpayle, Medical Superintendent of the RML Hospital, denied the allegations and said the hospital was ready to face any investigation on the matter. "This is a government hospital. As many as 24 doctors and nurses attended to Ahamed. How can all these people lie in unison? It is not easy to keep a secret here," Gadpayle told Asianet News. The hospital authorities said the former Union Minister who was admitted to the hospital in a very serious condition suffered a cardiac arrest at 2.15 a.m. on Wednesday, causing his death.

 

The deceased leader, who played a vital role in India's international negotiations and made good use of his friendship with world leaders for the welfare of the expatriate Indians, was laid to rest in his hometown Kannur on Thursday morning. Thousands of people paid homage to the Muslim League leader.