“Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has left for abroad for a short personal visit and will be away for a few days,” he told PTI.
Asked where was the former Congress chief headed, Surjewala did not disclose the details.
Sources said Gandhi left for Milan in Italy on a Qatar Airways flight in the morning.
His grandmother stays in Italy and he visited her earlier too.
Gandhi’s travel abroad comes a day ahead of the Congress’s 136th Foundation Day celebrations on Monday. The flag of the party will be hoisted at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters on the occasion.