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Embattled Government Awaits Sonia's Return

New Delhi, Aug 24: Congress president Sonia Gandhi is ‘recovering well' but doctors will take a call on her health before deciding on her date of return to India, party spokesman Janardhan Dwivedi said on
PTI August 24, 2011 23:12 IST
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New Delhi, Aug 24: Congress president Sonia Gandhi is ‘recovering well' but doctors will take a call on her health before deciding on her date of return to India, party spokesman Janardhan Dwivedi said on Wednesday.

Dwivedi told some journalists at the iftar dinner thrown by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his Race Course Road residence that her doctors were so far happy with her recovery process after her surgery.

"But a final call on her return would be taken after a thorough review by month-end," he said. She was expected back by the first week of September, he added.

He said doctors had said she would need two to three weeks of recuperation in hospital after her surgery, understood to be for the removal of a tumour, before she could go back to India.

He refused to say what was her ailment and where she was being treated though he did not confirm or deny questions if Gandhi was in a New York hospital.

To a question on how much involvement her son Rahul Gandhi had in decision-making in the Anna Hazare crisis, Dwivedi said that the Congress general secretary was making himself available for consultations.