Op­po­si­tion leader So­nia Gandhi falls ill at cam­paign event

The Myanmar Times - - World -

So­nia Gandhi, the head of In­dia’s op­po­si­tion Congress party, fell ill at an elec­tion cam­paign event. Ms Gandhi was in Varanasi, the con­stituency of ri­val politi­cian and In­dian Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi in Ut­tar Pradesh state, when she sud­denly pulled out to fly back New Delhi on Aug 2. “I re­gret that I couldn’t com­plete my trip be­cause of ill­ness,” Ms Gandhi said in a state­ment tweeted by her party. “On ad­vice of doc­tors she had to cut short ... but she’ll be back,” said another Congress tweet.

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