GORAKHPUR: Union minister Manoj Sinha was injured on Friday evening in a road accident near Gorakhpur town in Uttar Pradesh.
His sustained a fracture in his left arm in the accident which took place around 7.15 pm on the Tapti river bridge near here when he was coming to Gorakhpur from Barabanki, CPRO of North Eastern Railway (NER) Sanjay Yadav said.
The 57-year-old Union Minister of State for Railways and Communications, who represents Gorakhpur in the Lok Sabha, was initially admitted to Apollo Hospital and later shifted to the Railway Hospital.
According to sources, the accident took place when the vehicle ahead of the minister’s car in the cavalcade suddenly applied brakes to avoid hitting a man. The car carrying Mr Sinha hit the vehicle from behind and in the impact, the minister sustained injury.
The CPRO said the minister to be flown to Delhi today morning.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu tweeted: “Shocked to learn about accident to my colleague and friend @manojsinhabjp Wishing him speedy recovery.”
Shocked to learn about accident to my colleague and friend @manojsinhabjp Wishing him speedy recovery
— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) December 23, 2016
Union Minister of Food and Public Distribution, Consumer Affairs, Ram Vilas Paswan also tweeted, “Very sad to hear about accident of my colleague Minister and friend Sh Manoj Sinha Ji. I Wish him speedy recovery. @manojsinhabjp.”
Very sad to hear about accident of my colleague Minister and friend Sh Manoj Sinha Ji. I Wish him speedy recovery. @manojsinhabjp
— Ram Vilas Paswan (@irvpaswan) December 23, 2016