India's Sonia Gandhi travels abroad for medical checks

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Posted: Feb 28, 2012 6:33 AM
India's Sonia Gandhi travels abroad for medical checks

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Sonia Gandhi, the head of India's ruling Congress party, has travelled abroad for routine medical checks, six months after undergoing surgery in the United States, a spokesman for the party said on Tuesday.

Gandhi will return in 4-5 days, Janardan Dwivedi said in a statement.

The Congress party has never disclosed the condition for which Gandhi was treated last year. Some media reports said it was cancer.

(Reporting by Matthias Williams; Editing by John Chalmers)