Sonia Gandhi Tests Covid Positive, To Join ED Probe On June 8: Congress

| Updated: 02 June, 2022 2:11 pm IST

NEW DELHI: Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi has tested positive for Covid and has isolated herself, party leaders said on Thursday.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala took to Twitter and in a series of tweets said, “Congress President, Smt Sonia Gandhi has been meeting leaders & activists over last week, some of whom have been found Covid +ve. Congress President had developed mild fever and Covid symptoms last evening. On testing, she has been found to be Covid positive. (sic)”

He said that as per medical advice, the Congress President has “isolated” herself.

“As a large number of Congressmen and women and well-wishers have expressed concern, we want to stay that she is fine and recovering. We thank everyone for their good wishes,” he said.

Surjewala also said that the Congress chief will be joining the Enforcement Directorate (ED) probe in connection with the National Herald case on June 8.

“Congress President will appear before ED on 8th June, as informed by us earlier. We, at Indian National Congress, shall keep you posted about any future developments,” he added.

The ED has summoned Sonia Gandhi and her son and former party chief Rahul Gandhi to appear before the financial probe agency on June 8.

According to party leaders, Rahul Gandhi, who is currently abroad, will be asking for a deferring of dates to appear before the ED.

Party leaders also said that Sonia Gandhi was also in touch with party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

Priyanka Gandhi, who is also the in-charge of Uttar Pradesh also returned to Delhi from Lucknow after her mother tested positive for Covid.

Priyanka Gandhi had on Wednesday in Lucknow addressed the party workers at the Nav Sankalp workshop.

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