Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala on Thursday said that party president Sonia Gandhi is travelling abroad for a health check-up. Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi would be joining her at the undisclosed location.

"Congress President Sonia Gandhi is traveling abroad for a health check-up," Surjewala said in a series of tweets. "Rahul Gandhi would travel there on Thursday to be with her and accompany the Congress president on the return journey," he added.

Because of health reasons and regular check-ups, the Congress president could not campaign in the Assembly elections 2017 in five states, including Uttar Pradesh and she also gave the counting of votes held on March 11 a miss.

However, there is no information where Gandhi has gone for the check-up but speculations are rife that she might have flown to the US where she had earlier undergone treatment for an undisclosed ailment.