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India’s opposition leader Sonia Gandhi hospitalised with COVID-related issues -Breaking


© Reuters. FILEPHOTO: Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi are seen releasing their election manifestos for the April/May general elections in New Delhi. RE

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – Sonia Gandhi is the leader of India’s largest opposition party. She was admitted in New Delhi to treat COVID-19-related health problems.

Although the party announced it via Twitter, they did not provide any other information.

The Congress party’s longest serving president is an Italian-born Gandhi. She was the widow of Rajiv Gandhi who was the former prime minister of India.

Gandhi, at 76 years old, was credited with the revival of Congress in 2004, when it achieved a surprising victory in legislative elections.

After her election victory, she was expected to become India’s first Roman Catholic and foreign-born prime minister. But she stunned everyone when she declined the post and appointed economist Manmohan Sing as prime minister.

Gandhi has been to the United States several times in recent years to address health concerns.

After Prime Minister NarendraModi’s defeat in 2014 by the Hindu nationalist BJP Party, her party’s fortunes plunged precipitously.