Jayanagar MLA Vijayakumar suffers heart attack during campaign

Jayanagar MLA Vijayakumar suffers heart attack during campaign
Jayanagar MLA Vijayakumar suffers heart attack during campaign

New Delhi : Sitting MLA BN Vijayakumar suffered a heart attack while campaigning in Jayanagar on Thursday evening. He has been hospitalised at the Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research under critical condition.

60-year-old Vijayakumar is a BJP's candidate from the Jayanagar constituency.

Dr C N Manjunath, director of the institute, told reporters that Vijayakumar was in unresponsive state with no pulse when he was brought to the hospital.

"He has suffered multiple cardiac arrests. An angiogram and angioplasty were conducted. He is on ventilator, and in a critical condition," he said.

Vijayakumar had undergone an operation in the same hospital and was adviced to rest. But after a couple of days he started campaigning for May 12 elections.