Sonia Gandhi returns to India after medical check-up

She had left the country earlier this month to an undisclosed destination for a "routine medical check-up".

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: March 24, 2017 5:23 pm
Sonia Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi returns to India, Sonia Gandhi returns after med checkup, Rahul Gandhi, Rahul-Sonia, Amarinder Singh, indian express news Congress President Sonia Gandhi. (PTI File Photo)

Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who had been abroad for medical check-up, returned home late Thursday night accompanied by her son Rahul Gandhi. The 70-year-old leader is doing fine, according to party sources. She had left the country earlier this month to an undisclosed destination for a “routine medical check-up”. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi left on March 16 to join her soon after attending the swearing-in ceremony of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

The Congress President had for the first time in many years not campaigned for her party in the just concluded assembly elections. The two leaders have returned to the country amid a growing clamour for structural changes within the party after its debacle in the crucial Uttar Pradesh polls. A section of leaders have also called for elevating Rahul.

Sonia has not been keeping well for quite some time and has entrusted all party work to Rahul for a few months now. Party sources had said that Sonia had gone abroad for a “routine medical check-up”. They did not disclose her destination though there was speculation that she was in the United States where she had been getting treatment for an undisclosed ailment earlier.

Sonia has been mostly out of action after she was taken ill during a roadshow in Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency, on August 2 last and was admitted to the hospital. She has been to the hospital twice after that.

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  1. sushila g
    Mar 25, 2017 at 5:27 am
    Setting a bad precedent …. Lack of faith in Indian medical… 24/3/2017 Congress-i President Sonia hi Returns from abroad after “top secret Health Check Up” Sonia wants to have power in India but does not want to be treated by Indian doctors ??? Why Our Leaders Do Not believe in INDIA's Medical team (Doctor / Medical insutions) or Get Themselves Checked Up By Quota Doctors, For Which They Play Politics And Create The Differences In The Society ??? #SayNo2Reservation INDIANs guess that SG knows that India’s reservation system is the key backbone of our qualities and skills....Gifted by Her Family owned party Congress-i only. Do We Have Such A Bad Health Services, That Even For Health Checkup, One Needs To Travel Abroad??? Sonia hi has lost faith in Indian DOCTORS after seeing the performance of Doctor Manmohan Singh ??? Why does Queen Bee Sonia need to go abroad for treatment when people from all over the world visit INDIAN hospitals for all sorts of ailments that can't be treated any better in any other part of the world. Is AIIMS substandard??? Are its doctors incompetent ??? Why can't she use the same medical facilities as any other common citizen of India??? This woman have just proven to all of India that the health check up system and the doctors are not capable. With this atude, how can we improve medical tourism one of the source of Forex Earning in our country.
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      Capt.Noble Pereira
      Mar 24, 2017 at 12:52 pm
      Welcome back to the circus, one clown was missing.
      1. Ajay Nair
        Mar 24, 2017 at 8:40 pm
        Why can't she get treatment here in India? Plenty of hospitals named after her family members. Does she know they are corrupt?
        1. S
          Mar 28, 2017 at 12:18 pm
          Many Stupids commenting on Sonia ji's tour to abrade. their mental condition seems to be very bad. they better consult the famous YERRA GADDA hospital in Andhra.
          1. Narayan Srikanth
            Mar 24, 2017 at 12:33 pm
            She goes fro routine medical check up in Banks abroad, to make sure all is well with her money. That's a healthy financial position alright. After 60 years of Congress rule even the Congress President has no confidence in the medical profession in our country. It s a bland shame
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