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

sonia-gandhi-rally Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi greets her supporters during a road show ahead of upcoming Uttar Pradesh state Assembly elections, in Varanasi, on Tuesday | AP

Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who had to cut short her roadshow in Varanasi on Tuesday after she fell ill, returned to Delhi late night and was taken to Army Research And Referral Hospital for a check-up, party leaders said.

Congress General Secretary and UP in-charge Ghulam Nabi Azad told reporters at the airport that she was suffering from dehydration.

Gandhi, who reached the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, earlier on Tuesday to a rousing reception, took ill midway through her roadshow and had to abort it.

She was taken to a lodge where doctors attended on her and advised her rest. Ghanshyam Srivastava, a doctor who attended on her, said she was feeling dehydrated and running high blood pressure (88-172) as well as fever.

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