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Congress chief Rahul Gandhi leaves message for BJP's 'troll army' tweets, 'taking mom for a check-up I'll be back soon'; BJP responds like a boss

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 28 May 2018, 14:50 IST

The Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday left for abroad on Sunday night for a routine check-up of his mother Sonia Gandhi, UPA chairperson, party sources said. According to the sources, Sonia Gandhi will be travelling abroad for her annual medical examination. She had undergone a surgery in the US in 2011. Rahul Gandhi took Twitter to share a message of his mother's routine check-up for his friends in the BJP social media troll army.

While Rahul Gandhi will return within a week, Sonia Gandhi will stay abroad for a longer period, the sources told news agency PTI.

They said some key decisions, including the allocation of ministerial portfolios in Karnataka after a Congress-JD(S) government led by HD Kumaraswamy, was formed in the southern state last week, have been put on hold, reports.

Rahul Gandhi taking a dig at BJP's social media team and his trollers, saying he will be back soon. He tweeted, “Will be out of India for a few days, accompanying Sonia ji to her annual medical check-up. To my friends in the BJP social media troll army: don’t get too worked up...I'll be back.” soon!

BJP replied to Rahul's tweet like a boss. The BJP's tweet, posted hours after Rahul Gandhi's, also referred to it.

BJP tweeted, “We wish well for Sonia ji’s health. Women of Karnataka also await Cabinet formation so that the state Govt can start serving them. Can you ensure Karnataka gets a working Govt before you leave? Everyone on social media hopes that you will keep us entertained from there too.”

Before leaving, the Congress president reportedly met with party leaders to decide on the Karnataka ministries but the discussions were inconclusive, according to PTI. Senior Congress leader KC Venugopal, however, denied any delay, asserting: "Rahul's absence will not delay it. He is available over phone 24x7."

The sources said Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to address a rally at Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh on June 6 to mark the first anniversary of police firing on farmers there.

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First published: 28 May 2018, 14:50 IST
 
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