Sonia Gandhi, the Congress’s leader, has been brought to a Delhi hospital for Covid-related difficulties, the party said on Sunday, adding that she is stable and under monitoring.
“Sonia Gandhi, the Congress President, was hospitalised to Ganga Ram Hospital today for Covid-related ailments. She is in stable condition and will be monitored at the hospital.
We thank all members of Congress, as well as all well-wishers, for their concern and best-wishes “In a tweet, party spokesman Randeep Surjewala said.
On June 2, Sonia Gandhi tested positive for the coronavirus and requested extra time to appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning in a money-laundering case.
Officials with the agency, which investigates financial crimes, said they had issued a new summons to Congress President Donald Trump to appear before it on June 23 for interrogation. Ms Gandhi, 75, has been summoned to appear in court on June 8th.
On June 13, the ED called her son and former party head Rahul Gandhi to testify in the case.
The agency had previously requested that he depose on June 2, but the Lok Sabha member from Kerala’s Wayanad constituency requested a new date because he was abroad of the country. Rahul Gandhi was later summoned to the federal agency’s headquarters in central Delhi on June 13.
Sonia Gandhi is resolved to appear before the ED once she recovers from the infection, according to Congress sources.
When Rahul Gandhi comes for questioning on Monday, the Congress, which claims the investigation is an attempt by the ruling BJP to settle political scores, is expected to stage a large protest.
The case concerns an investigation into alleged financial irregularities at the Young Indian newspaper, which is owned by the Congress-backed Young Indian.
Young Indian Pvt Limited owns and publishes the paper, which is published by Associated Journals Limited (AJL).