New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh underwent successful coronary bypass surgery on Saturday, while confusion emerged about who was in charge of government just months before a general election.
“The entire country is rejoiced because our Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has come out, you know, successfully with the operation,” ruling Congress party general secretary Veerappa Moily told reporters.
The 76-year-old leader may be unable to return to work for several weeks, just as his Congress party prepares its re-election campaign for a general election by May.
Doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences were due to give a briefing on Singh’s condition later on Saturday.
No acting prime minister has been named while Singh is in hospital.