Congress president Sonia Gandhi was admitted to the AIIMS here Monday night after she complained of chest pain in the Lok Sabha when it was debating the food security bill. Doctors later said she was doing 'fine'.
Gandhi, 66, looked shaken as she left the house before scores of opposition-backed amendments to her pet National Food Security Bill were put to vote. She appeared to stumble as she walked down the parliament steps. Gandhi quickly held central minister Kumari Selja's left hand and recovered her poise.
Her son Rahul Gandhi and Selja accompanied her in the car to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. A Congress leader who did not want to be quoted by name said Gandhi felt uneasy in the chest after taking a medicine. Doctors later said Gandhi was "doing fine".
As hordes of Congress leaders and activists swamped the AIIMS complex, Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi said Sonia Gandh wanted everyone to leave the hospital. "She's fine," he said.
Gandhi earlier took part in the debate in the Lok Sabha on the food security bill which was later passed unanimously. Her speech was heard in silence by the house.