The Congress party announced on its official Twitter account on Thursday that Congress President Sonia Gandhi had tested positive for COVID-19.
This comes a day after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) summoned Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to appear before the agency on June 8 in the National Herald case.
According to reports, Congress’ Randeep Surjewala stated that the party president, who got a mild fever and other symptoms, has been isolated and is receiving medical care.
Surjewala stated that Gandhi’s scheduled appearance before the ED on June 8 remains unchanged.
Several Congress leaders took to Twitter to wish the Congress president a speedy recovery.
‘Will Appear Before ED On 8 June’, Says Congress
The INC’s national spokesperson also said that the Congress president would appear before the ED on June 8th, as notified.”
Surjewala said he hoped the Congress chief will recover in the next few days and will again get herself tested before her appearance before the ED.
A 2013 criminal complaint by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Subramanian Swamy triggered the probe by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). The court took cognizance of an Income Tax Department probe against Young India Pvt Ltd.
At a press conference on Wednesday, Randeep Surjewala stated that the ED is the prime minister’s favorite weapon.
“The Modi government is attempting to divert attention away from pressing challenges. This is a cowardly act. The Centre is terrified. This is only a ploy to deflect people’s attention, part of a conspiracy” Surjewala added.