NEW DELHI: The head of the ruling Congress party Sonia Gandhi left yesterday for the United States for a medical check-up, according to a report, a week after she was hospitalised in New Delhi.
Sonia was accompanied by her daughter Priyanka, the semi-official Press Trust of India news agency reported, quoting official sources.
Sonia’s spokesman Tom Vadakkan declined to comment on her trip.
Sonia, India’s most powerful politician, travelled to the United States in 2011 for surgery for an undisclosed condition and remained out of the public eye for three months afterwards.
A senior Congress party leader told the news agency on Sunday that Sonia would be travelling to the United States for a medical check-up which was due.
Sonia, 66, last had a check-up in the United States in February and also travelled there in September last year, the Press Trust of India reported.
She was admitted to hospital last week after falling ill during a debate in parliament on key legislation.