Congress leader Sonia Gandhi to leave tonight for medical check-up abroad, Rahul to accompany

While Rahul Gandhi will return within a week, Sonia Gandhi will stay abroad for a longer period, the sources told PTI.

Published: 27th May 2018 10:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th May 2018 10:59 PM   |  A+A-

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi (File photo)


NEW DELHI: UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, accompanied by her son and Congress president Rahul Gandhi, will leave for abroad tonight for a medical check-up.

"Will be out of India for a few days, accompanying Sonia ji to her annual medical check-up," the Congress president wrote on Twitter.

"To my friends in the BJP social media troll army: don't get too worked up. I'll be back soon! (sic)," he said.

According to Congress sources, Sonia Gandhi will be travelling abroad for her annual medical examination.

She had undergone a surgery in the US in 2011.

While Rahul Gandhi will return within a week, Sonia Gandhi will stay abroad for a longer period, the sources told PTI.

They said some key decisions, including the allocation of ministerial portfolios in Karnataka after a Congress-JD(S) government led by HD Kumaraswamy was formed in the southern state last week, have been put on hold.

Some fresh appointments in the Congress are also awaited as part of the party's rejig under Rahul Gandhi.

The Congress chief held deliberations with party leaders since yesterday to decide on the portfolios for the party's legislators in Karnataka, but the discussions remained inconclusive.

The sources said Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to address a rally at Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh on June 6 to mark the first anniversary of police firing on farmers there.

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