New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi returned to the capital on early Thursday morning from abroad where she underwent surgery a month ago for an undisclosed ailment.

"Congress President returned and she is fine," party general secretary Janardhan Dwivedi said.

Sources at 10 Janpath said she is not meeting anyone.

The 64-year-old Gandhi had left the country on August two and had thereafter undergone a surgery.

Immediately after her departure, the Congress had made a brief announcement saying Gandhi had been recently diagnosed with a medical condition and was advised surgery.

The Congress president had handed over reins of the party to a group of four comprising Rahul Gandhi and senior leaders A K Antony, Ahmed Patel and Dwivedi.

Rahul had recently returned to India after attending to his ailing mother.

 

Lok Sabha missed Sonia Gandhi during Monsoon session: Meira Kumar

Lok Sabha, whose Monsoon session was adjourned sine die on Thursday, missed Sonia Gandhi who is recuperating after treatment in the US, Speaker Meira Kumar said on Thursday.
   
"Honourable members, I am sure during this session all of you, along with me, missed the presence of Sonia Gandhi, UPA Chairperson who is recuperating after treatment in USA. We convey our very best wishes for her speedy recovery," Kumar said.
  
In her concluding remarks before the Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die, Kumar also referred to the absence of Trinamool Congress member Gobind Chandra Nastar due to ill health. "We also wish him speedy recovery," she said.
   
UPA members, along with some from the Opposition, were seen thumping their desks when Kumar wished Gandhi a speedy recovery.
   
64-year-old Gandhi, who is also the Congress Parliamentary Party Chairperson, returned to the capital early this morning from abroad where she underwent surgery a month ago for an undisclosed ailment. She had left the country on August 2.

(Agencies)