Sonia goes abroad for check-up

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has gone abroad for a “routine checkup” some six months after her medical treatment in the US.

“Congress President Sonia Gandhi has travelled abroad for a routine checkup six months after the earlier treatment. She will return in four-five days," said Janardhan Dwivedi, chief party spokesperson, here.

Sixty-five-year-old Sonia had undergone treatment in August 2011 and returned more than a month later. The Congress chief was reportedly admitted to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, though the party did not confirm it.

Before leaving, Sonia had addressed a series of meetings in the poll-bound states. Party sources said with the forecast of a hung assembly in UP, Sonia will return by March 6, the day of counting of votes, as a decision on post-poll alliance to form the government may have to be taken.

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