However, the statement did not disclose any details about the surgery and the hospital and the country where it
Gandhi is reportedly in the US for the surgery.
Children Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and son-in-law Robert Vadra are with Gandhi, the party said.
Gandhi's family has requested that her privacy be respected.
Sonia Gandhi- Respect the sentiment behind the mandate
Congress president Sonia Gandhi visited Teethwal on the Line of Control on her second day in the earthquake-hit areas of Jammu and Kashmir.
She inspected the relief and rehabilitation work in the region.
Very few national leaders have been so close to the LoC. In fact, all that separated Sonia Gandhi and the people from PoK, was the Kishanganga river.
I understand that this is the victory of truth, Rajivji's victory. People who mounted such malicious campaign against him don't deserve forgiveness.
Rajivji was a person who was straight forward,upright, honest and who wished to work for his nation. And these people they wanted to destroy him completely.
In the heart of Sonia Gandhi resides dream of Rajiv Gandhi’s India. She has seen the picture of development of India through the vision of Rajiv Gandhi. She is engaged in chalking out plans for taking India into the 21st century. She has given new dimensions to the politics of alliance. She has abided by the alliance. As leader of the UPA alliance she has worked out a broad plan for the development of the country. Having decided upon the priority areas she has prepared common minimum programme. She has emphasized upon the importance of Empowerment,Upliftment of the women, beneficial programmes for farmers, new opportunities for employment
Sonia Gandhi speaking on the Indian politics and the importance and relevance of Bapu in it, she said, “Politics may be the art of the possible, but it must be anchored in truth. In India, we are fortunate to have the example of Mahatma Gandhi so clearly before us: a visionary who shunned expedient strategies, who frequently chose the most difficult way because it was the right way. For him, the means had to be worthy of the ends. His transparent commitment to truth was such that it inspired millions of Indians from all walks of life to participate in the freedom struggle and to face untold hardships, including long years of imprisonment. This created a new model for mass movements in the world: one based on an unflinching moral core, on personal sacrifice and a dedication to absolute non-violence
Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust has been working for those who are underprivileleged. One of the successful initiatives has been the 'Indira Gandhi Eye Hospital' in Amethi working since 2005.
The Gurgaon land given to the Trust is in news. Trust intended to do what the Hospital in Amethi has been doing. The hospital caters to patients not only from Amethi and Raebareli but nearby Pratapgarh, Jaunpur,Faizabad and Ambedkarnagar consisting of 20 million people and more than half belongs to the BPL(Below poverty line) category.
Rahul Gandhi gave a call to the youth of the country to come forward and take the country on the pinnacle of progress and development. Congress General Secretary stated that India will very soon become a leading nation in the globe on the basis of the power of youth of India.
Future of children in UP was being “spoilt” for lack of education, Rahul Gandhi promised to make all-out efforts to bring back a Congress government which would focus on education which is at the core of development.
Addressing a function on social harmony here, he said “on my visits to Uttar Pradesh schools, I have found that the condition of Dalit students is very bad in government-run schools and these students are only confined to back benches”.
“A similar pitiable condition was there when I visited today a Dalit brother who makes shoes and asked him as to what help he got from the government”, Rahul said adding this scene was common everywhere he visits--be it schools, industrial units or villages under the government which is said to be that of Dalits.
“Without good education a child cannot rise, cannot get employment and he would keep wandering all his life”, Rahul Gandhi said.
“In UP, the future of children is being spoiled for lack of education and the focus should be on their future by providing them enough educational opportunities”, he said.
Rahul said development comes through education and he would make all-out efforts so that Congress can form the next Congress government in the state.
For a nation to steer out of its present conditions and usher in the future with a definite step, it needs a visionary leadership who must have the ability to think about, and plan the future with imagination and wisdom. Vision is statesman like foresight and political sagacity. As Dag Hammarskjold says of vision ‘only he, who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find his right road.’ To have a vision one needs no academic degree but keen and sharp observance of one’s interest. And, the object of interest for Rajiv was certainly his country and her people. Rajiv was really an ideal blend of youth, vigor, hope, dynamism, modernity, and above all, humanity.