| GEO World|
| Plane carrying Sonia Gandhi makes emergency landing|
| Updated at: 1942 PST, Thursday, September 04, 2008|
NEW DELHI: A jet carrying India's ruling Congress party chief, Sonia Gandhi and the finance minister made an emergency landing because of a technical problem.
Ms Gandhi and Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram were flying from New Delhi to the southern city of Coimbatore but the private jet had to touch down in Bangalore, 250 kilometres short of its destination.
Senior Congress party official Mallikarjun Kharge said the plane had made a safe landing. But gave no details of the nature of the technical problem.