Congress President Sonia Gandhi is unwell and has been flown to USA to undergo surgery. Congress spokesman Janardhan Dwivedi said that she had been recently diagnosed with a medical condition and upon the advice of her doctors, has travelled abroad for surgery. She is accompanied by her daughter Priyanka Gandhi. She will be away for about three weeks.
A caretaker team has been constituted to take care of the Congress party affairs. The caretaker team consists of Rahul Gandhi and senior leaders A K Antony, Ahmed Patel and Janardhan Dwivedi.
The congress spokesperson did not give out any details of the illness of Sonia Gandhi. She could not attend meeting of the Congress Core Group as also that of the Parliamentary Strategy Committee in the last couple of days.