Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who had undergone a surgery in the US last month, was her usual self on Thursday, chairing a party meeting that discussed names of 98 candidates and finalized 70 for Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.
The meeting of Central Election Committee, which she presided, was her first collective interaction with Congress leaders after she arrived in New Delhi last week from the US.
Party general secretary Janardan Dwivedi said, “Gandhi participated in the meeting today happily and normally as she used to do earlier”.Like in the past, Gandhi came out of her house to welcome Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after the 65-minute-long meeting.She discussed issues as she used to do earlier.
” Dwivedi recalled that soon after coming back here, Gandhi had begun going through papers related to party work”.
“She is normally quite fine but as per the doctor’s advice it will take her some time to resume all the work she earlier did. It will take her a little more time to fully recover,” the Congress media department chief said.
64-year-old Gandhi was operated in the US on August four for an undisclosed ailment and returned to the capital on September 8.
Congress general secretary in charge of UP Digvijay Singh said Gandhi was looking “quite happy and actively participated in the meeting. Nobody could make out that she has undergone any operation. Touchwood, she was looking quite good”.