Sonia Gandhi Discharged From Hospital, Advised To Take Rest

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who was admitted to Sri Ganga Ram Hospital yesterday after she complained an upset stomach, was discharged today at 4 pm.

Hospital chairman (board of management) Dr D. S. Rana said, "Sonia Gandhi has recovered from upset stomach and has been discharged. Her condition at the time of discharge was stable and she has been advised to rest."


In May, the Congress chief was admitted to the same hospital due to food poisoning.

Congress Vice President and her son Rahul Gandhi tweeted to say Mrs Gandhi had caught a stomach bug and was doing better now."

Himachal Pradesh, one of the few states governed by her party, will choose its next government on November 9. Mrs Gandhi has been listed by her party as one its star campaigners for the hill state. Results will be counted along with Gujarat on December 18.

Mrs Gandhi has been unwell for several years and travels to the US intermittently for treatment, though her party has refused to disclose the nature of her ailment. Rahul Gandhi will replace Sonia Gandhi soon as top boss in the party, she told reporters just weeks ago. Though Mr Gandhi's promotion has been urged by the Congress for several years, it is expected to materialize this year along with overdue internal elections for the party's top decision-making body, the Congress Working Committee. 


Last year, while campaigning in Varanasi, which is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, Mrs Gandhi fell sick and aborted a road trip. She then fractured her shoulder and was moved to hospital for several weeks in the capital.



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