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Sonia undergoes successful surgery!

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PTI / The Hindu / NEW DELHI, August 5, 2011.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi. File photo
Congress president Sonia Gandhi. File photo - The Hindu.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi was on Friday recovering in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a US hospital where she underwent successful surgery for an undisclosed ailment.

The party on Friday issued a brief statement that 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 Janardhan Dwivedi said.
However, the statement did not disclose the details of the surgery and the hospital and the country where it was performed.

Ms. Gandhi is reportedly in the US for the surgery.
Her children Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra and son-in-law Robert Vadra are with Ms. Gandhi, the party said.

Ms. Gandhi’s family has requested that her privacy be respected.

“This is a personal matter that pertains to her health and medical treatment. Her family requests that her privacy be respected,” Mr. Dwivedi said.

Rahul to take charge

Ms. Gandhi had decided that in her absence a group comprising Rahul Gandhi and senior leaders A K Antony, Ahmed Patel and Dwivedi will look after party affairs.

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