On Wednesday, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, her son and senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi were summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED)
New Delhi: Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi tested positive for Covid-19 and has isolated herself, said party sources. Meanwhile, party spokesperson and senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said the May 8 summons by the Enforcement Directorate to Sonia Gandhi in the National Herald case will not be affected.
Surjewala tweeted, “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 & Covid symptoms last evening. On testing, she has been found to be Covid positive.”
He added, “As per medical advise, Congress President has isolated herself. As a large number of Congressmen & women & well wishers have expressed concern, we want to stay that she is fine and recovering. We thank everyone for their good wishes.”
“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,” Surjewala informed.
On Wednesday, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, her son and senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi were summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money laundering case related to the National Herald newspaper, which is run and owned by the Congress party.
The notice by the Enforcement Directorate to the Gandhis was served a few days ago. In April, the ED had questioned former Union minister Pawan Bansal and senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge in connection with the money laundering probe into the National Herald case.