New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah, who was suffering from swine flu and was admitted to AIIMS, Delhi, has been discharged, news agency ANI quoted BJP leader Anil Baluni as saying.

"Shah was discharged at 10.20 am from AIIMS after recovering from swine flu," said an AIIMS official.

Shah tweeted, "I have recovered completely by the grace of god and I am back home. I am thankful to each one of you for praying for my recovery."

BJP leader and in-charge of the party's IT cell Amit Malviya said Shah was fine and has returned home from the hospital.

"BJP President Shri Amit Shah has been discharged from AIIMS. He is fine and back home now. Thanks for all your wishes and messages," Malviya tweeted.

Shah had informed the nation of his ailment in a tweet, saying, “I have been diagnosed with swine flu for which the treatment is underway. With God's grace and good wishes from all of you, I will recover soon."

While many had wished the leader a speedy recovery, The Quint’s social media head Stutee Mishra had made an unkind remark and tweeted, “People die of swine flu, right?” with an obvious reference to Shah. 

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Mishra faced severe criticism for her insensitive comments and netizens claimed that even if one does not share the same ideology as another, they should not stoop so low and wish death on them. 

Shah was admitted to AIIMS following complaints of chest congestion and breathing issues. 

A team of doctors was monitoring his condition under the supervision of AIIMS director Randeep Guleria, the hospital had said.