After first round of questioning at ED office, Rahul visits Sonia at hospital

The Congress president tested COVID positive on June 2, was admitted to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on June 12

The Congress leader was accompanied by his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to the hospital. Photo: The Federal

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra visited party president and their mother Sonia Gandhi at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi on Monday (June 13), a day after she was admitted to the facility owing to post-COVID issues, sources said.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday questioned Rahul in a money laundering probe linked to the National Herald newspaper even as Congress workers across the country took to the streets against the summons to their leader in the case.

The Congress president was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Sunday.

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Congress general secretary and chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala on Sunday had said that Sonia Gandhi was stable and would be in the hospital for a few days.

“Both Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi visited the hospital in the afternoon and met with Sonia Gandhi,” a hospital source said.

Rahul Gandhi, who had entered the headquarters of the federal agency in central Delhi around 11.10 am, was put to questioning about 20 minutes later after he finished some brief legal proceedings and marked his attendance.

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He left the ED office for lunch around 2:10 pm and the session is expected to continue once he returns, officials said.

Sonia Gandhi, 75, had tested positive for COVID-19 on June 2 and was recuperating. She was expected to appear before the ED on June 8 and had sought more time from the probe agency, which has now issued a fresh summon to her to appear on June 23.

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(With inputs from agencies)