Congress president Sonia Gandhi is likely to miss the counting day on Saturday as she will be traveling abroad for medical treatment. The counting of votes will be held on March 11. Notably, Sonia also was seen not campaigning in the assembly elections including UP. However, Rahul organized Congress’s election campaign in the five states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur.
As per party sources, she has gone overseas on Wednesday night for a “routine medical check-up” and will return only after Holi on Monday. Although it is unclear on where Gandhi is going for the check-up.
Sonia Gandhi has not been in the best of her health for some time now. She has been out of action most of the time after having taken ill during a roadshow in Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency, on August 2.
On a confidential meeting held with the senior party leaders of Congress, it was decided that Rahul, Congress vice president, will discharge the functions of the party president in her absence.