India's opposition leader Sonia Gandhi hospitalized (Report)



Sonia Gandhi, the leader of India’s opposition Congress party, cut short a visit to a northern hill town and was admitted to a hospital in New Delhi on Friday.

The 70-year-old Gandhi is suffering from a stomach upset and has been admitted for observation, the chairman of the Ganga Ram Hospital, D.S.Rana, said in a statement. The Press Trust of India news agency said Gandhi was brought to New Delhi in an air-ambulance from Shimla, where she had been vacationing.

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Gandhi has faced past health problems, but her party has long kept a veil over her personal health. She flew to the United States for surgery in 2011, but the party never provided more than cursory information about her condition.

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She has been visiting the United States for regular checkups since then.

In March 2016, she cut short a political rally in northern India due to a high fever and was hospitalized in New Delhi for several days.

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Gandhi is the Italian-born widow of slain former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. After his death, she entered politics reluctantly, but led the…