Sonia returns to Delhi, taken to hospital for check-up

Sonia returns to Delhi, taken to hospital for check-up

Sonia returns to Delhi, taken to hospital for check-up

Backed by a encouraging crowd ather roadshow in PM's constituency Varanasi on Tuesday, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi kickstarted her party's party poll campaign for the 2017 Assembly polls on Tuesday.

Praying for the Congress president's quick recovery, PM tweeted, "Heard about Sonia ji's ill health during her Varanasi visit today". Once the news of her health broke out, Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered to send her doctor and an airplane to get her.

In another politically significant move, Mrs Gandhi began her Varanasi visit by paying floral tributes to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar in a city that is revered by all Hindus, particularly upper castes.

She also issued a statement after cutting short her trip which read: "Saddened that due to my ill health, I had to cut my visit to Varanasi short". Some media reports indicated that Ms. Gandhi had been suffering from fever but had not wanted to cancel the road show at the last minute.

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Attacking BJP leaders "who talk of a Congress-mukt Bharat", she said that her party is not just an institution or a group of people.

Ghanshyam Srivastava, a doctor who attended to her, said she was feeling dehydrated and running high blood pressure (88-172) as well as fever.

Sonia Gandhi virtually took the electoral battle for Uttar Pradesh into Modi's bastion with a smashing roadshow. As the road show passed through several localities, rose petals were showered on Gandhi and her from adjoining buildings. Party supporters stopped the cavalcade at prominent intersections to felicitate Gandhi, who wore a gold-and-white sari with the party flag wrapped round her wrist. The congress party is projecting that the state has gone from bad to worse in last 27 years through a campaign called "27 saal UP behal".

Right from roping in Prashant Kishor as a strategist to playing the Brahmin card by making Sheile Dikshit a CM face, there is a new found buzz around the party. "I shall be back soon to the holy land of Varanasi to see the residents of Kashi, the Congress workers and to pay a visit to the historic and ancient temple".

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