Sonia Gandhi returns from US

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has returned from the US after a nearly two-week stay there to attend to her ailing mother Paola Maino, party sources said tonight.

Last Updated: Aug 09, 2010, 00:29 AM IST

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi
has returned from the US after a nearly two-week stay there to
attend to her ailing mother Paola Maino, party sources said
tonight.

The UPA chairperson had left for the US before the
monsoon session of Parliament which commenced on July 26. Her
son and party general secretary Rahul Gandhi, too, had gone
along with her but returned a week back.

Sonia`s return is being keenly awaited by the party since
it has to finalise its stand on issues like inclusion of caste
in the Census.

A meeting of the Congress working committee is also to be
called soon to decide on the schedule for the election of the
Congress president.

The Congress Core Group, which comprises the party`s top
brass including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, did not meet on
Friday last week in the absence of Gandhi.

PTI