NEW DELHI: Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi was admitted to Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital for Covid-related complications on Sunday, the party said.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said, “Congress President Sonia Gandhi was admitted to Ganga Ram Hospital today owing to Covid-related issues. She is stable and will be kept at the hospital for observation.”
“We thank all the Congressmen and women as also all well-wishers for their concern and good wishes,” he added on Twitter.
Gandhi had tested positive for Covid-19 infection on June 1 and has been in home isolation since then.
She was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to appear before it on June 8 in connection with the alleged National Herald money laundering case, but she could not appear due to her illness. The party had announced that she had not recovered from the disease by June 8.
The agency has now issued a fresh summons to her to appear before it in Delhi on July 23.
Her son and former Congress president Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to appear before the ED in the same case on June 13. He failed to turn up at the ED’s office on June 2 as he was abroad.
As a show of strength, all the party MPs and members of its powerful decision-making body the Congres Working Committee (CWC) will be marching to the ED office along with Rahul Gandhi on Monday. Congress has also planned satyagrah on this day at all the state offices of the ED across the country.
The ED once again registered a fresh case about nine months ago after a trial court in Delhi took cognisance of an Income Tax Department probe carried out on the basis of a private criminal complaint filed by former BJP MP Subramanian Swamy, in 2013.
Swamy claimed that Young Indian Limited (YIL) “took over” the assets of the defunct print media outlet in a “malicious” manner to gain profit and assets worth over Rs 2,000 crore.