Sonia Gandhi, the president of the Congress, asked the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday to postpone her interrogation for "a few weeks" due to her ill health. She has been called in by the ED in relation to the alleged financial irregularities in the National Herald case.
The 75-year-old was taken to the Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi after testing positive for the extremely contagious COVID-19 earlier this month. Sonia, who was being treated for post-COVID symptoms as well as a fungus in her lower respiratory system, was released from the hospital on June 20.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi has written to ED today asking for a postponement of her presence there by one week because she has been severely ordered to rest at home after being hospitalised with COVID-19 and lung infection.According to Jairam Ramesh, the general secretary in charge of communications for the Congress, "Since she's been strictly advised rest at home following her hospitalisation on account of COVID-19 and lung infection, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has written to ED today seeking postponement of her appearance there by a few weeks until she's completely recovered."
In connection with the National Herald case, the ED earlier this month summoned Sonia and her son Rahul Gandhi. Rahul has thus far been questioned five times, but Sonia has yet to appear before the agency.
He last came before the organisation on Tuesday, during which time he was interrogated for for 11 hours.
Rahul is being questioned by the ED on the Gandhi family's ownership of Young Indian Private Limited (YIL) and its shareholding structure in Associated Journals Limited (AJL), the company that runs the National Herald newspaper, said sources.