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Sonia Gandhi Returns To Delhi After Undergoing Surgery Abroad

New Delhi, Sep 8 : Congress President Sonia Gandhi returned to the capital early this morning from abroad where she underwent surgery a month ago for an undisclosed ailment. “Congress President returned early today and

PTI PTI Updated on: September 08, 2011 17:33 IST
sonia gandhi returns to delhi after undergoing surgery
sonia gandhi returns to delhi after undergoing surgery abroad

New Delhi, Sep 8 : Congress President Sonia Gandhi returned to the capital early this morning from abroad where she underwent surgery a month ago for an undisclosed ailment.


“Congress President returned early today and she is fine,” party general secretary Janardhan Dwivedi said.  10 Janpath sources said she is not meeting anyone. 

The 64-year-old Gandhi had left the country on August two and had thereafter undergone a surgery. 

Immediately after her departure, Congress had made a brief announcement saying Gandhi had been recently diagnosed with a medical condition and was advised surgery. 

The Congress President had handed over reins of the party to a group of four comprising Rahul Gandhi and senior leaders A K Antony, Ahmed Patel and Dwivedi.Rahul had recently returned to India after attending to his ailing mother.

In the Lok Sabha, the Speaker Meira Kumar mentioned about Sonia Gandhi's absence and wished her speedy recovery.

The entire monsoon session, which was adjourned sine die today, missed Sonia Gandhi, Speaker Meira Kumar said.

"Honourable members, I am sure during this session all of you, along with me, missed the presence of Sonia Gandhi, UPA Chairperson who is recuperating after treatment in USA. We convey our very best wishes for her speedy recovery," Kumar said.

UPA members, along with some from the Opposition, were seen thumping their desks when Kumar wished Sonia Gandhi a speedy recovery.

64-year-old Sonia  Gandhi arrived here at 6.20 AM from London in a British Airways Flight BA-0257, Congress sources said.  She is unlikely to meet anyone for sometime, the sources added.

Sonia Gandhi left India on August 2 and had thereafter undergone a surgery for an undisclosed ailment. PTI

 

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