Congress president Sonia Gandhi was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi for food poisoning and is now in stable condition, reported news agency ANI on Thursday morning. The agency added that the Congress chief is progressing well now and will be discharged in a day or two. News agency PTI on 7th May had reported that she was admitted to a hospital. “Sonia Gandhi was admitted on 7th May due to food poisoning. She is well now and will be discharged soon,” the hospital had then said in a statement.
The party president has not been well for a while now and earlier on November 29 was admitted to the same hospital following viral fever. Before that, the 69-year-old leader was admitted to the hospital on August 3 after she fell ill during a road show in Varanasi. She was discharged on August 14 according to the news agency PTI and doctors treating her at the hospital had then said she had recovered from her illness and injury to the left shoulder and was stable. She was again admitted to the hospital for a routine medical check-up on August 18.
Sonia Gandhi has been holding meetings with opposition leaders to find a joint candidate for the upcoming presidential elections. However, she got a major blow when YSR Congress Party president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy said he will offer support to any candidate that the BJP fields for the upcoming presidential election. “We will support any candidate the BJP fields as we have very less difference in opinion. Except for differences on the land acquisition bill and special status for Andhra Pradesh, we share similar opinions on various issues which we think are pro-people,” Jagan said. Also, the BJP has enough support for its candidate to win. Opposing their candidate and fielding another will not make sense,” he added.