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Sonia’s condition stable, kept under observation at hospital: Congress

india Updated: Aug 03, 2016 13:19 IST
Sonia Gandhi health

Congress president Sonia Gandhi during a road show in Varanai ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in UP.(PTI Photo)

Congress president Sonia Gandhi was “stable” and under observation of specialist doctors at the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital here after she was admitted on Tuesday night due to high fever, her party said on Wednesday.

No medical bulletin on her health has been issued by the hospital but the Congress said she is recovering under medical supervision.

The 69-year-old Congress chief returned to New Delhi by a chartered flight close to midnight after she had to abandon the 8km roadshow in Varanasi midway due to illness.

AICC media cell incharge Randeep Surjewala said she is stable and is recovering under medical supervision.

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“Yesterday itself, she had said that she would return to Varanasi to meet the people and to have ‘darshan of the historical temple of Kashi Vishwanath Ji’. On return, she was admitted to hospital in Delhi, is stable and is recovering under medical supervision”, he said in a statement.

The Congress president is overwhelmed by the concern and affection of fellow countrymen and the crores of Congressmen, and has thanked everyone for their good wishes, he said.

Sources said doctors have kept Sonia under observation as she had high fever on Tuesday and was dehydrated due to exhaustion during the road show.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi were by her side. Her son-in-law Robert Vadra also visited her.

Senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad had said on Tuesday that her condition was “stable” after she suffered a bout of “dehydration, vomited and had fever” in Varanasi.