Tapas Paul became the most talked-about patient — possibly after Neymar — after the Trinamul MP was admitted to a Calcutta clinic on Sunday night. Interest in Paul ran high in Parliament, probably because of his speech-making skills, but the first day of the budget session had to do without the MP. The following is an update on Paul’s condition:
Perhaps unaware of the medical situation, the Union home ministry on Monday sent a reminder to the Bengal government on an earlier query seeking a “status report” on action taken after Paul’s “rape-and-shoot” speech became public. The home ministry had sought the report first on July 1. Senior officials in Bengal said they were “awaiting” the Nadia SP’s report.