NEW DELHI: The Congress president, Ms Sonia Gandhi was Friday recovering in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a US hospital where she underwent successful surgery for an undisclosed ailment.
The party Friday issued a brief statement that the 64-year-old Ms Gandhi underwent a surgery on August 4 and the surgeon has indicated that the surgery has been successful.
At present, Ms Gandhi is in ICU, a statement by Congress general secretary, Mr Janardhan Dwivedi said. However, the statement did not disclose what was the surgery and the hospital and the country where it was performed. Ms Gandhi is reportedly in the US for the surgery.
Her children, Mr Rahul Gandhi and Ms Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and son-in-law, Mr Robert Vadra are with Ms Gandhi, the party said. Ms Gandhi’s family has requested that her privacy be respected.
Ms Gandhi had decided that in her absence a group comprising Mr Rahul Gandhi and senior leaders Mr A K Antony, Mr Ahmed Patel and Mr Dwivedi will look after party affairs. PTI
Significance is attached to the fact that Mr Rahul will form part of the committee that has only one senior minister of the government and two leaders from the organisation.