Congress president to start work on Monday
Fears that Congress president Sonia Gandhi could be battling cancer have been put to rest by tests conducted at a hospital in New York, a source close to her family has told The Hindu.
“The tests are clear,” the source said, adding that Ms. Gandhi now expects to return to work on Monday after returning from New York.
Ms. Gandhi had travelled to the United States earlier this month, for the latest in a series of check-ups following surgery for an undisclosed illness in August 2011. Party spokesperson Janardhan Dwivedi had said at the time that the surgery had been successful, but did not disclose where she had gone for treatment.
“As this is a personal matter that pertains to her health and medical treatment, her family requests that her privacy be respected,” he had said.
In February this year, Ms. Gandhi had again travelled to the United States for a follow-up health check.