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Sonia Gandhi recovering from ‘successful’ surgery

Sonia Gandhi recovering from ‘successful’ surgery
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First Published: Fri, Aug 05 2011. 11 11 AM IST
Updated: Fri, Aug 05 2011. 11 11 AM IST
New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi underwent a surgery on Thursday evening and it has been succesful, the ruling party said in a press release. “Sonia Gandhi underwent surgery on 4 August, 2011. The surgeon has indicated that the operation was successful. Presently, Gandhi is in ICU. Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Robert Vadra are with her. As this is a personal matter that pertaining to her health and medical treatment, her family requests that her privacy be respected,” congress general secretary Janardhan Dwivedi said in the statement. Gandhi, who has not been attending the crucial session of parliament’s monsoon session has appointed Rahul Gandhi, general secretary of the party, along with Dwivedi, defence minister A. K. Antony and her political secretary Ahmed Patel for leading the party in her absence. Rahul is seen as the more than a century old party’s future prime ministerial candidate.
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First Published: Fri, Aug 05 2011. 11 11 AM IST