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Rahul Gandhi goes abroad to be with ailing mother Sonia

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Vice President today left for abroad to be with his ailing mother who is undergoing medical treatment.

Rahul left soon after his return from where he attended the swearing-in ceremony of chief minister

"Vice President shall travel there today to be with her and accompany President on the return journey," party's chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.

He added that Congress President is already abroad for a health check-up.

Rahul left for an undisclosed location abroad amid a growing clamour for structural changes within after the party's debacle in the polls.

Sonia, who did not campaign in the assembly elections in five states, including Uttar Pradesh, went abroad for treatment earlier this month and gave a miss to the counting of votes in five states.

Party sources say she has gone for a "routine medical check-up" but there is no set date for her return.

Though they did not let in on where she has gone for the check-up, there was speculation that she is in the US where she had earlier undergone treatment for an undisclosed ailment.

Sonia has not been keeping well for quite some time.

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First Published: Thu, March 16 2017. 21:28 IST