Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari, who is a diabetic, is off insulin after the weight reduction surgery last year.
Talking to reporters at the Indian Women Press Corps Friday, the BJP president said he has lost more than 20 kg after his surgery last year.
"I am off insulin after the surgery and only taking pills," he said.
Gadkari went for a bariatric surgery in September last year under supervision of Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala.
The surgery reduces the size of the intestine.