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Sonia Gandhi leaves hospital after falling ill

Sonia Gandhi, the leader of India's ruling Congress Party and the country's most powerful politician, has left hospital after falling ill during a debate in parliament.

Chief of India's ruling Congress party Sonia Gandhi. Credit: Reuters/Punit Paranjpe

Health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Ms Gandhi had a series of medical tests during the five hours she spent in the hospital and was then allowed to return home.

He said Ms Gandhi had been suffering from fever for two days, but still decided to deliver the parliamentary speech. Ms Gandhi was born in Italy and rose to power after the killing of her husband, former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Report: Sonia Gandhi condition 'not serious'

India's ruling Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi has been taken to hospital complaining of chest pains but there is "nothing serious" about her condition, Indian media have reported.

A spokesperson for New Delhi's AIIMS hospital said the politician had been taken to intensive care as a precaution, India's NDTV channel reported.

Sonia Gandhi is widely seen as the India's most powerful politician. Credit: REUTERS/Amit Dave

Gandhi was led out of parliament this evening by her son and colleagues after she felt unwell, television channels said.

She limped her way to a car and was taken to a New Delhi hospital.