Congress president Sonia Gandhi who was hospitalised for food poisoning in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Sunday is stable now and is likely to be discharged soon, hospital authorities said on Thursday. “Sonia Gandhi’s health is stable. She is progressing well and may be discharged in a day or two,” PTI quoted Dr D S Rana, Chairman, Board of Management, Ganga Ram, as saying.
Sonia was admitted to the same hospital in February this year after complaining of breathlessness. She was relieved after being kept under observation for a day.
The Congress president, who did not campaign during the recently held Uttar Pradesh elections, had lately been holding consultations with Opposition parties to reach consensus on a common nominee for President’s post. She met Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as well as CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury in this regard in last week of April.
Sonia’s absence during campaigning for her party in UP had triggered speculations of generation shift within the party. There were also talks she skipped the campaign because of ill health. Ghulam Nabi Azad, who is also the in-charge of the Congress in UP, had said, “due to the continued poor health, Sonia Gandhi will not campaign at all.”
Sonia had been admitted to hospital last year on May 7 and underwent a minor shoulder surgery.