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Sonia undergoes surgery in US

New Delhi, August 4 (): Congress spokesperson Janardhan Dwivedi confirmed that UPA Chairperson and Congress President Sonia Gandhi underwent a surgery abroad and would be back after a fortnight. The country where she is currently now and at which hospital is kept secret. Sources say that she boarded a US bound flight but whether she used that as a connecting flight to another country is not known.

Last week she was running fever. Her ailment is also not disclosed. Gandhi has constitutes a group comprising AK Antony, Rahul Gandhi, Ahmed Patel and Janardhan Dwivedi to look after Congress party affairs in her absence.”The group will take care of the party in my absence,” Sonia said in a statement.

Her absence at the meeting of the Congress Core Group as also that of the Parliamentary Strategy Committee was according to party sources due to viral fever. Party sources, however, denied disclosing the location where Sonia Gandhi is currently admitted. Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi is also accompanying his mother in US, said reports.

Dwivedi tied himself in knots since he did not know as to how much he can divulge but it looked like he too was in the dark. Replying to questions, he said, “We have just got information that the surgery is successful and her condition is satisfactory.”But later he clarified the surgery has not yet been carried out and that it could take place in a day or two. The doctors attending on her have to decide,” he said.