Delhi: Nearly six months after undergoing a surgery abroad, Congress
president Sonia Gandhi has travelled out of the country for a "routine
check up" in connection with the treatment for her undisclosed illness.
"Congress president Sonia Gandhi has travelled abroad for routine check up
after six months of her earlier treatment," AICC general secretary
Janardan Dwivedi said on Tuesday.
He said Gandhi, 65, would return in four to five days. Party sources said
that Gandhi left for a foreign destination on Monday night without
disclosing the nature of the check up.
Asked whether a team has been formed to look after party affairs in her
absence, the sources said that since this was a brief visit abroad there
was no need for such an arrangement.
Gandhi had gone abroad for treatment of an undisclosed ailment in August
last year. During her over month-long stay abroad she had underwent a
In her absence then, Gandhi's son, Rahul and three senior leaders were
made in-charge of party affairs.