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Sonia and Rahul Gandhi to Miss Start of Parliament Session as Congress Chief Flies to US for Medical Check-up

Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. (PTI)

The Gandhis are anticipated to be away for round a fortnight, lacking greater than half of the Monsoon Session that begins on September 14.

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  • Last Updated: September 12, 2020, 11:14 PM IST

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi left for the United States on Saturday for a routine medical check-up, sources near her stated. Gandhi, 73, is predicted to be away for round a fortnight and would miss greater than half of the Monsoon Session of Parliament that begins on September 14.

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi will accompany her on the journey, occasion spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala stated in a tweet.






Sonia Gandhi’s medical check-up was overdue and was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Surjewala stated. Sources stated she left early on Saturday and would return within the final week of September. She had cleared the Congress occasion’s organisational restructuring earlier than departing for her medical check-up.


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