Rahul Gandhi will travel out of the country on a short trip, the official Twitter handle of the Congress vice-president posted on Monday, a day after he turned 46.
The Congress leader also thanked all who met and wished him on the occasion.
Traveling out of the country for a few days on a short visit.Thanks again to all who met &wished me y'day,truly grateful for your affection!— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) June 20, 2016
Late on Monday morning, sources said the Congress leader had already left the country.
Last year, Gandhi’s sabbatical “for a few weeks” following a string of electoral losses fuelled speculation about his plans.
After his return from the nearly two-month leave on April 16 in 2015, Gandhi has been unsparing in his attacks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government over issues concerning farmers, landless labourers, netizens, middle-class home buyers, fishermen and ex-servicemen Dalits.
But, the ground realities are more or less similar this time. The Congress faced heavy losses in the recently held assembly elections. It now wields power in just six states, with Karnataka being the only large one.
And recently, a renewed clamour to appoint Gandhi as the party president has gripped the Congress, with leaders anticipating an imminent organisational reshuffle.