Sonia Gandhi In Hospital Over COVID Issues

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  • She is set to appear before the Enforcement Directorate for questioning later this month
  • Sonia Gandhi was admitted to Ganga Ram Hospital today owing to COVID-related issues
  • Gandhi was earlier asked to depose on June 8 but had sought a fresh date

New Delhi: Congress chief Sonia Gandhi has been admitted to a hospital in Delhi because of Covid-related issues, the party announced on Sunday, adding that she was stable and under observation.

Sonia Gandhi had tested positive for the coronavirus on June 2nd and had sought more time from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to appear before it for questioning in a money-laundering case.

Officials at the agency, which investigates financial crimes, said they had issued a fresh summons to the Congress president to appear before it for questioning on June 23rd. Ms Gandhi, 75, was earlier asked to depose on June 8th.

The ED had also summoned her son and former party chief Rahul Gandhi on June 13th for questioning in the case. Congress, which alleges the case is an exercise in settling political scores by the ruling BJP, is likely to hold a big protest event on Monday when Rahul Gandhi appears for questioning.

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