New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has left for the United States for a routine medical check-up, sources said on Saturday. Her son, Rahul Gandhi is accompanying her on the trip, informed party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said in a tweet.
The 73-year-old leader is likely to be away for a fortnight and would miss more than half of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, starting on September 14.
Congress President, Smt. Sonia Gandhi is travelling today onwards for a routine follow up & medical check up, which was deferred due to the pandemic.
She is accompanied by Sh. Rahul Gandhi.
We take this opportunity to thank everyone for their concern & good wishes.
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) September 12, 2020
Sonia Gandhi’s medical check-up was deferred due to COVID-19 pandemic.