Sonia is much better now, will be up and about soon: Rahul Gandhi

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 20, 2016 21:39 IST
In this file photo, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi listen to a speaker during celebrations marking the 125th birth anniversary of the first Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in New Delhi. (AP)

Congress President Sonia Gandhi is “much better now” and will be “up and about very soon”, party vice-president Rahul Gandhi said on Saturday.

Sonia was discharged from Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital two days back after successfully undergoing a minor procedure.

She was earlier in the hospital for 11 days for treatment of fever, dehydration and a shoulder injury.

At a function at which noted singer Shubha Mudgal was presented the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award, Rahul said Sonia was “very keen” to attend the event, but he and Priyanka Gandhi did not allow her.

Rahul said though his mother was “very very impatient” to attend the programme, he and his sister told her that she should “rest a little bit”.

Gandhi, who is recuperating after falling ill during a roadshow in Varanasi, also did not visit the Vir Bhumi Memorial in Delhi on the 72nd birth anniversary of her husband and former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

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