A senior BJP leader and former minister in the NDA government, Sanwarlal Jat, on Saturday collapsed while attending a meeting of party MLAs and MPs with BJP President Amit Shah. “As he got up to speak, he suddenly collapsed and fainted. He was rushed to SMS Hospital where a team of doctors has been attending him. He has been shifted to the ICU,” a Bharatiya Janata Party official told IANS here.

Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and her cabinet colleagues rushed to the hospital to meet the Ajmer MP. Jat had defeated the Congress’s Sachin Pilot in Ajmer in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. A former minister in the Modi government, Jat is currently the President of Kishan Ayog Rajasthan. Shah, who arrived here on Friday on a three day visit to the state, is busy holding meetings for strengthening the party at grass root level.