Sonia Gandhi leaves roadshow in Varanasi mid-way: Read PM Narendra Modi's tweet on it
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday suddenly took ill during a road show in the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday prayed for Sonia Gandhi's quick recovery and good health after the Congress president suddenly took ill during a roadshow in Varanasi.
As she became sick at Lohurabir, she was taken to a lodge where doctors attended on her and advised her rest. She is flying back to New Delhi.
She also could not visit the Kashi Vishwanath temple.
Taking to Twitter, the PM said:
Heard about Sonia ji’s ill health during her Varanasi visit today. I pray for her quick recovery and good health.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 2, 2016
Later, Modi also spoke to Sheila Dikshit, who was accompanying Sonia and inquired about her health.
Modi also offered to send a doctor and an aircraft to bring the Congress president back to Delhi, sources said.
Earlier, Gandhi paid floral tributes at a statue of Bhim Rao Ambedkar. As she went around the city, a large posse of motorcycle riders accompanied her.
The entire city has been plastered with Congress flags and banners. Senior state and central leaders were with Gandhi from the time she began the campaign.
She waved back to the supporters and, at times, greeted them with folded hands from inside her bulletproof vehicle. Security personnel had a tough time keeping the crowds at bay.