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Sonia taken ill, rushed to AIIMS from Parliament

New Delhi, August 26, 2013, DH News Service 2:20 IST

Cong president fails to vote for food bill

Sonia Gandhi leaves the Parliament House helped by Union minister Kumari Selja in New Delhi on Monday. PTI
Congress president Sonia Gandhi could not vote in favour of the Food Security Bill in the Lok Sabha on Monday night as she fell ill and was rushed to AIIMS.

Sources said she was under observation in the cardio-neuro centre of AIIMS after she is believed to have complained of chest pain. The sources said there was nothing to panic.The 66-year-old leader left the Lok Sabha around 8:15 pm, after being in the House from 2 pm when the bill was taken up for discussion.

In the afternoon, she also opened the debate from Congress benches.

After spending around six hours in the House, Sonia left the Lok Sabha accompanied by her son Rahul Gandhi and Union Minister Kumari Selja.

Soon after her admission in the hospital, her daughter Priyanka and son-in-law Robert Vadra, as well as senior Congress leaders, rushed to AIIMS.

Sonia was suffering from viral fever and doctors had examined her at her home.“An ECG test was conducted immediately upon her arrival and the results found to be normal. Blood test and other tests were also conducted, but their results are not known yet,” said a senior doctor at AIIMS.

While speaking during the debate, Sonia was seen shivering though she completed her speech without any glitch.

Congress spokesperson Meem Afzal told Deccan Herald that he also heard about Sonia being taken to AIIMS.

“She has been suffering from viral fever for the last two-three days. She was requested to take a rest and not come to the House but she ignored the advice as she was attached to the Food Bill. She wanted to be there in the House,” he said.

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