After missing Food Bill vote, Sonia Gandhi to head to US for medical checkup

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi is travelling to the US for a medical check-up, a senior party leader said on Sunday.

"Her going to the US for medical check-up is due," he said but declined to give any details when asked about reports that she may be flying out on Monday evening. This is her second trip for the purpose after a gap of six months.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi. AFP

Congress President Sonia Gandhi. AFP

Gandhi, who had undergone a surgery in the US for an undisclosed ailment in August, 2011, had flown there on 2 September last year for a check-up. She had again been to the US in February this year.

Gandhi was on 26 August admitted to AIIMS hospital after she was taken ill in Lok Sabha where her pet welfare legislation and UPA's ambitious Food Security Bill was in the final stages of adoption.

She was discharged from the hospital after spending five hours. Gandhi, who had cough and headache, had felt uneasy in Parliament after taking medicines.


Updated Date: Sep 02, 2013 11:53 AM

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