Sonia Gandhi returns from the US with Rahul Gandhi

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Sonia Gandhi with her son Rahul Gandhi during an event (File Photo)
Sonia Gandhi with her son Rahul Gandhi during an event (File Photo)

New Delhi : Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who had gone to the US for her routine health checkup, has returned to India with her son Rahul Gandhi. She had left earlier this month, couple of days before the monsoon session of the Parliament started.

She had left for the US on September 12 and people close to her had told that her medical checkup was long due and was being delayed under the coronavirus pandemic situation.

Both Sonia Gandhi and Rahul have missed a major part of the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament, which is likely to be curtailed after many political parties agreed to cut it short amid a rising number of Covid-19 cases.

Interestingly, Sonia Gandhi's return has happened at a time when Congress leaders are protesting and have boycott the Rajya Sabha Parliament Session.

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, said they would boycott the proceedings till the suspension of members is revoked and also demanded that the government bring another bill to ensure that no private player should buy food grains from farmers below the MSP fixed by the government.

Eight members of Rajya Sabha were on Monday suspended over their "unruly behaviour" during the passage of the two key farm bills on Sunday.

Those suspended included Rajeev Satav, Syed Nazir Hussain, Ripun Boren of the Congress.