Sonia not to celebrate her bday on Dec 9

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who turns 66 on Friday, will not be celebrating her birthday this time also to "avoid inconvenience to people".

Like last year, keeping in view the inconvenience caused to people, Gandhi has appealed to the party workers not to come to Delhi on her birthday, party general secretary Janardan Dwivedi said today.

She is concerned that people take a lot of trouble and spend money to come to Delhi from far off places to greet her, he said.

Despite the appeal, party workers had last year gathered at her 10 Janpath residence early morning beating drums and taking out processions to celebrate her birthday.