Rahul Gandhi to fly abroad today for Mom's treatment

Rahul Gandhi to fly abroad today for Mom's treatment

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will leave India on Thursday to be in the companyof his mother Sonia Gandhi who will be undergoing medical treatment abroad, the party announced, amid growing clamour for a leadership shake-up following a string of electoral reverses.Party chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said Rahul will come back along with Sonia after her treatment.

Due to her health problems, Sonia did not campaign in the recently concluded five-state assembly elections. Though they did not let in on where Sonia Gandhi has gone for the check-up, there was rumours that she was in the united states where she underwent treatment for an undisclosed ailment.Rahul’s trip occurs in the course of growing criticism both inside and outside party of his handling of the elections. The Congress’ triumph in Punjab was primarily credited to chief ministerial candidate Amarinder Singh.