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Sonia, Advani, Antony visit Somnath in hospital

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, senior BJP leader LK Advani and Defence Minister AK Antony visited ailing outgoing Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee at the Army's Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi to inquire about his progress.

delhi Updated: May 24, 2009 22:45 IST

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, senior BJP leader LK Advani and Defence Minister AK Antony visited ailing outgoing Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee at the Army's Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi to inquire about his progress.

The three leaders, who visited Chatterjee separately yesterday, were with him for about half-an-hour each, and they discussed his health condition with the doctors, hospital sources said in New Delhi.

Chatterjee, who was the Speaker of the 14th Lok Sabha, was admitted to the hospital on Thursday after he complained of chest congestion.

Chatterjee, 80, was taken to the hospital around 1500 hours and continues to undergo treatment under a specialist chest physician, sources said.

His condition is said to be stable and he has been advised complete bed rest for a few days, the sources said.