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Rahul Gandhi accompanies mother for her medical check-up abroad, leaves behind message for his trolls

New Delhi: United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi, accompanied by her son and Congress president Rahul Gandhi, left for abroad on Monday for a medical check-up, party sources said.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi with his mother Sonia. PTI

Congress president Rahul Gandhi with his mother Sonia. PTI

Before leaving, Rahul Gandhi had a message for his trolls. He tweeted:

Will be out of India for a few days, accompanying Sonia ji to her annual medical check up.

To my friends in the BJP social media troll army: don’t get too worked up...I'll be back soon!

— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 27, 2018

According to the sources, Sonia Gandhi will be travelling abroad for her annual medical examination. She had undergone a surgery in the United States 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 Sunday 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 6 June to commemorate the first anniversary of police firing on farmers there.

Updated Date: May 28, 2018 10:16 AM

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