Sonia Gandhi returns after routine check up abroad

By: | Updated: 05 Mar 2012 07:15 AM

New Delhi:
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, who had gone abroad for a "routine check up"
on February 27 following a surgery six months back, returned here today.

returned a day before the counting of votes in the elections to five
states including crucial Uttar Pradesh. She had extensively campaigned in
UP, Punjab and Uttarakhand.

"Congress President Sonia Gandhi has
come back after her routine check up and she is absolutely fine," party
general secretary and media department chief Janardan Dwivedi told PTI.

six months after her treatment abroad, Gandhi had travelled out of the
country on the night of February 27 for the check up.

A day after
Gandhi left, Dwivedi had said that the Congress President had gone abroad
for check up and would return in four to five days.

Gandhi, 65,
had gone out of the country for treatment of an undisclosed ailment in
August last year. During her over month-long stay, she had undergone
surgery, whose nature was not disclosed with the party maintaining that a
citizen's right to privacy should be respected.

In her absence
then, Gandhi's son, Rahul and three senior leaders were made in-charge of
party affairs. Besides Rahul, the committee had comprised Defence Minister
AK Antony, Janardan Dwivedi and Sonia Gandhi's political secretary Ahmed

This time, however, no such arrangement was made as the
period of her stay out of the country was short.

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First Published: 05 Mar 2012 07:15 AM
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