India's ruling party chief Gandhi in hospital with fever
NEW DELHI (AFP) - The chief of India's ruling Congress party Sonia Gandhi was admitted to hospital on Tuesday evening suffering from a fever, a party leader said.
Mrs Gandhi, who intervened hours earlier in Parliament to urge lawmakers to pass a flagship scheme offering subsidised food for the poor, was taken to the leading AIIMS hospital in the capital.
"Madam had a fever," Congress parliamentarian Renuka Chowdhury told the Zee News channel, adding that "she needs some rest".
The health of Mrs Gandhi, 66, was last in the news in August 2011, when she went to the United States for surgery for an undisclosed illness, reportedly cancer. Her health and private life are jealously guarded by her advisers.