New Delhi: Before the results from five states including Uttar Pradesh are counted on Saturday, Congress President Sonia Gandhi will not be in the country. She is abroad for medical tests and treatment, as per sources.
She left the country on Tuesday and is expected to return on March 22, subject to her doctors’ advice.
Before flying out, she spoke to senior Congress leaders informing them of her plans; she stated that her son Rahul Gandhi, the Congress Vice President, will take decisions on her behalf.
Rahul Gandhi (46) is expected to chair an informal meeting on Friday with Congress MPs tomorrow on their strategy for the parliament session that began today and runs till April 11.
Earlier, while doing a road show in Varanasi condition of Congress President Sonia Gandhi deteriorated, hours after and her roadshow abruptly halted after she fell ill.
On November 29, Congress President Sonia Gandhi was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi after complaints of viral fever.