Sonia Gandhi admitted
to Delhi’s Ganga Ram
Hospital due to
Covid related issues

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NEW DELHI: Indian National Congress President Sonia Gandhi was admitted to Ganga Ram Hospital due to COVID-related issues on Sunday.

As per sources, the throat infection team and ENT specialist of the doctors are examining her.

The party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that she is in a stable condition and will be kept at the hospital for observation, according to sources at the hospital.

Indian National Congress President Sonia Gandhi

“Congress President, Sonia Gandhi was admitted to Ganga Ram Hospital today owing to Covid-related issues. She is stable and will be kept at the hospital for observation. We thank all the Congress men and women as also all well-wishers for their concern and good wishes,” tweeted Randeep Singh Surjewala.

According to sources, earlier she was tested positive on June 2 for COVID-19 infection.

Italian-born Gandhi, widow of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, is the longest-serving president of the Congress party, which ruled India for decades after its founders led the country to independence from British colonial rule in 1947.

Gandhi, 76, is credited with reviving the Congress when it won a surprise victory in legislative elections in 2004.

Following that election success, she would have become India’s first foreign-born and first Roman Catholic prime minister, but she surprised everyone by turning down the top post and nominating economist Manmohan Singh to be prime minister.

In recent years, Gandhi has travelled several times to the United States to deal with health issues. Her party’s fortunes have declined precipitously since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist BJP party defeated it in the general elections of 2014 and 2019.