New Delhi: BJP MP Maneka Gandhi on Monday came to the rescue of a simian lying injured on the roadside in central Delhi after a journalist posted a picture of the animal on Twitter and tagged former Union Minister.

"This monkey is injured and in a very bad state. Please some NGO or animal rights activist come forward to rescue him. This is near Press Club of India at Raisina Road, New Delhi," said the tweet that tagged @Manekagandhibjp

A wildlife enthusiast, Gandhi, was quick to respond within the hour. "Thank you for tagging me. I'm sending a car right now to have him sent to Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Centre for treatment. The car will be there in a few minutes," she posted.

The tweet had garnered 1,000 likes with over 200 retweets at the last count.