02/04/2015 10:29 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Rahul Will Be Back Soon: Sonia Gandhi

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 7: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi coming out with party leaderkiran Walia after casting his vote at a polling station during the Delhi Assembly Elections 2015, at Aurangjeb Lane on February 7, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Delhi is headed for a record turnout on Saturday as more than 69.5% of the city's 1.33 crore voters cast their ballot till 5pm. After a slow start in the morning, polling picked up around noon, with scores of people queuing up at booths to exercise their franchise in an electrifying electoral battle that the national capital has never witnessed before. 69.5 per cent of 1.3 voters had been inked by 5 pm on Saturday, as Delhi looked set for a record turnout after a slow morning. There are 673 candidates in the fray now. Voting is taking place in 11,763 centers, located in schools. Many initial voters in middle class and posh areas were early morning walkers. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said her son and party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi would be back soon from his sabbatical.

"Rahul Gandhi will be back soon," she said in Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh, while interacting with media on the sidelines of a meeting with farmers who have suffered crop-related losses because of unseasonal rains.

Earlier this week, BJP leader Giriraj Singh suggested that Rahul Gandhi's absence from national politics was similar to a Malaysian plane that had recently gone missing.

"The budget session is over, but where is Rahul Gandhi? This is similar to the disappearance of the Malaysian aircraft which has not been found," Singh said.

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