Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar taken ill

New Delhi: Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar was today taken ill in the Lok Sabha where he felt a bit dizzy just after conclusion of the Question Hour.

Pawar, 71, was taken away in an official car from the Parliament premises accompanied by his daughter and Baramati MP Supriya Sule and Union Minister Praful Patel.

An ambulance was waiting for Pawar but he chose to leave Parliament in an official car. "Pawar complained of dizziness," Minister of State in the PMO V Narayanasamy said. There were reports that the NCP chief fainted in the lobby of the Lok Sabha but this were not immediately confirmed.

Pawar had answered a number of supplementaries on questions related to agriculture during the Question Hour in the Lok Sabha. Patel said Pawar`s sugar level dropped and he felt dizzy and was taken to a hospital. "Everything is normal. He will soon be discharged," said Patel, a senior NCP leader.