Yogi Adityanath inaugurates Niira Radia’s hospital in Varanasi; tweets photos, deletes them later

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Updated: October 1, 2019 6:24:47 PM

Photos of the CM Yogi Adityanath and Radia during the inauguration of a hospital in Varanasi were tweeted by the official handle of Uttar Pradesh CM office. However, the pictures were later deleted.

Yogi Adityanath, Niira radia, Niira Radia hospital VaranasiUttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath inaugurating hospital run by Niira Radia’s firm. The photo was later deleted. (@CMOfficeUP)

Niira Radia hospital inauguration: Remember Niira Radia? The controversial corporate lobbyist, who had maintained a low profile after coming under the scanner in 2G spectrum scam probe, is back in news again. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated a mobile hospital in Varanasi funded and run by Radia’s Nayati Healthcare and Research Private Limited. Niira Radia was seen with Adityanath during the occasion. Photos of the CM and Radia during the inauguration ceremony were tweeted by the official handle of Uttar Pradesh CM office.

However, the pictures were later deleted and new ones uploaded showing the newly inaugurated healthcare facility.

 The Kashi Vishwanath Arogya Mandir, which is located at the gate number 4 for Kashi Vishwanath Temple, will provide medical services to the locals and devotees visiting the world famous temple. A 25-member medical team including doctors and nurses will be present at the mobile hospital.

Speaking on the occasion, CM Adityanath praised the temple trust for setting up the hospital.

“Kashi, the oldest city in the world, is known for Shri Kashi Vishwanath temple and is also the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s karmbhoomii. On the first day of the auspicious Shardiya Navratri in Shri Kashi Vishwanath Dham, the Arogya Mandir has been launched by Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple Trust and Nayati Healthcare, where medical facilities will be available to the devotees visiting the temple. This is a commendable initiative undertaken by the Temple Trust and Nayati,” Yogi Adityanath said.

Niira Radia shot into the limelight for the first time in 2009 when her telephonic conversation with several top industrialists, journalists and political leaders were leaked. The phone tapping was reportedly ordered by the Income Tax Department which was investigating former Union Minister A Raja’s purported role in the 2G Spectrum allocation case.Radia, 58, was even accused of using her influence to get portfolios of ministers changed.

Following the allegations, Niira Radia shut her management company Vaishnavi Communications Private Limited. Later, she ventured into the healthcare sector. In 2016, Radia’s company launched a 351-bed super specialty hospital in Mathura which was inaugurated by Tata Group’s chairman Ratan Tata. Incidentally, Tata Group was one of the top clients of Vaishnavi Communications.

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