Sonia ill, returns from Shimla

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who was on a visit to Shimla, was on Friday rushed back to the national capital and admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital after she complained of an upset stomach.

Ms. Gandhi’s son and party vice-president, Rahul Gandhi, said she was feeling “much better” and that there was “nothing to worry”.

D.S. Rana, chairman (Board of Management) of the hospital, said that Ms. Gandhi, 70, is under the observation.

“Sonia Gandhi was brought to the hospital at 5 p.m. today [Friday]. She has been found to be suffering from stomach upset and has been admitted for observation,” said Rana in a statement.

‘Nothing to worry’

Rahul Gandhi later said in a tweet, “Ma was in Shimla and caught a stomach bug so we got her back. Nothing to worry, she’s much better. Thanks for the tremendous love and concern.”

According to sources, Ms. Gandhi was rushed to the hospital in an air-ambulance from Shimla, where she had gone for a vacation. She is one of the star campaigners of the Congress in the Assembly elections. A team of doctors from the hospital was deputed to bring her back from Shimla. Ms. Gandhi has faced health problems previously.

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