Sonia Gandhi advised to briefly move out of Delhi due to her chronic chest infection

Sonia Gandhi advised to briefly move out of Delhi due to her chronic chest infection

Congress president Sonia Gandhi is likely to shift to either Goa or Chennai for a few days, according to party sources on Friday.

The grand old party chief has been advised to move out of Delhi for a few days to avoid the 'poor' air quality in the National Capital in view of her chronic chest infection, they said.

"She (Sonia Gandhi) was likely to shift out Friday afternoon and would be accompanied by either Rahul Gandhi or Priyanka Gandhi Vadra," the sources said.

"The air pollution in Delhi has aggravated her asthma and her chest condition, and she has been advised by doctors to briefly move out from Delhi," they said.

Sonia Gandhi has been under heavy medication pursuant to her discharge from hospital in August, and doctors are concerned about her consistent chest infection, which has not gone on account of Delhi's pollution, the sources added.

The National Capital woke up to a hazy sky on Friday morning as the air quality in Delhi remained in the 'poor' category.

Sonia Gandhi was admitted to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi on July 30 evening. Later on September 12, she went abroad for a few days for her routine medical check-up, and Rahul Gandhi had accompanied her during the visit. The two leaders had also missed the Monsoon session of Parliament which was held under special conditions during the pandemic from September 14 to 23. The Congress president had moved to Goa for some time in January last year where her pictures of cycling had gone viral on social media.

Now, she is going at a time when demands for introspection over the Bihar election loss are being raised by a section of party leaders, including some of those who had written a letter to her seeking an organisational overhaul.