New Delhi; Nov.30: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has gone to the United States for a routine medical checkup and will return after a week, her party said on Monday.
"She has gone to the US for a regular, routine checkup.She will return after a week," party's chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said here.
Party sources said the 68-year-old leader's checkup was due for two months and was delayed because of the Bihar Assembly polls.
Speculation over the Congress president's health peaked in 2011, when she left India for a surgery in the US. Neither her family nor the ruling party disclosed anything about her condition at the time.