Kolkata – “No Indian will remain hungry, UPA fulfils yet another promise”…even as this claim hit the Facebook page of the Youth Congress platform (Yuva Desh) on Monday evening, the Congress President Sonia Gandhi was taken ill in Parliament and rushed to AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) in New Delhi.
Son Rahul Gandhi and Union Minister Kumari Shelja rushed a visibly unwell Gandhi to AIIMs where senior Congress leaders including the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reached to monitor teh situation. Gandhi was kept under medical observation at AIIMS.
After stepping out of the hospital, Congress leader Ambika Soni said, “she is fine.” Another leader assured that Gandhi will attend Parliament on Tuesday.
According to hospital sources, she has moderate fever. A team of specialists is attending to her and have started doing blood tests and other tests. An ECG was conducted on arrival but the report was normal. She had viral fever since Sunday night and doctors examined her at her home, sources said.
The Lok Sabha passed the historic National Food Security Bill with an overwhelming majority on Monday. Speaking during the debate in the Lower House, Sonia Gandhi said, “Our goal in the near future should be to wipe out hunger and malnutrition.” She said that “it is time to tell the country and the world that India can feed its people.”
In response to whether the Bill will be in favor of the farmers, she said that it was the Congress’s policy to always prioritize agriculture and farmers and that remains unchanged. “This Bill will also empower women self help groups and ensure midday meals for children in 12 lakh schools,” she said during the Lok Sabha debate after which she complained of uneasiness and left the House.