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PM Modi prays for Sonia Gandhi's quick recovery after she fell ill in Varanasi

India TV Politics Desk New Delhi 02 Aug 2016, 21:08:09 PM IST
India TV Politics Desk

After Congress President Sonia Gandhi took ill while campaigning in Prime Minister's parliamentary constituency Varanasi, Narendra Modi prayed for her "quick recovery and good health".

On the microblogging website, PM Modi tweeted:

This gesture by the Prime Minister gives yet another glance at his sportsmanship.

Gandhi has to cut short her Varanasi visit and returned to Delhi on her doctor's advice after she fell sick at Lahurabeer, and was taken to a lodge where doctors attended on her.

The Congress President today launched her party’s campaign for the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi.

Thousands of Congress supporters and workers took part in the roadshow from the Circuit House to Englishiya Line, a distance of about eight kilometres.

Accompanied by Sheila Dikshit, who is the party's Chief Ministerial candidate in the state, AICC General Secretary Gulam Nabi Azad, UPCC Chief Raj Babbar, senior party leaders Pramod Tiwari and Sanjay Singh, Sonia’s three-hour roadshow began from Kachahari.

The march began with Gandhi garlanding the statue of B R Ambedkar at the Circuit House and the marchers criss-crossed lanes and bylanes of the temple town.

She stood in an SUV, waving to the thousands of people who gathered as her cavalcade of cars drove slowly through the streets of the temple town in a 6.5 km road show to signal that her party means business in UP.