NEW DELHI: The chief of India’s foremost opposition occasion, Sonia Gandhi, has been admitted to hospital in New Delhi with well being points associated to COVID-19, her Congress occasion mentioned.
The occasion tweeted the announcement however gave no different particulars.
Italian-born Gandhi, widow of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, is the longest-serving president of the Congress occasion, which dominated India for many years after its founders led the nation to independence from British colonial rule in 1947.
Gandhi, 76, is credited with reviving the Congress when it gained a shock victory in legislative elections in 2004.
Following that election success, she would have change into India’s first foreign-born and first Roman Catholic prime minister, however she shocked everybody by turning down the highest publish and nominating economist Manmohan Singh to be prime minister.
Lately, Gandhi has travelled a number of occasions to the USA to cope with well being points.
Her occasion’s fortunes have declined precipitously since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist BJP occasion defeated it within the normal elections of 2014 and 2019.