Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi is the longest serving president of country's oldest political party Indian National Congress. She was appointed on the position in 1998 and continues to serve till now. Sonia is the wife of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi who was assassinated in 1991. Sonia, who was born in Italy, married Rajiv Gandhi in 1968 and moved to India after that. She remained away from public life but joined politics after constant prodding by Congress leaders after assassination of her husband. She also faced immense opposition because of her foreign origin. Her right to become the prime minister of the country was also challenged by leaders from within the party including Sharad Pawar. After Sonia offered to resign from the position, support grew for her and Pawar, along with two other leaders, was expelled from the party. She was ranked the third most powerful woman by Forbes in 2013.
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Bihar political crisis: Clueless Congress swings from hope to despair in a few hours

While a section of leaders believed that Nitish was indulging in pressure tactic, and that alliance can survive, the older generation of leaders seemed to have sensed the wind rightly, as some veterans in the party said the “game seems to be over”.

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Congress hopes President Ram Nath Kovind will be ‘conscience keeper’ of Constitution

“The president is the conscience keeper of the Constitution of India,” the Congress chief said conveying her best wishes to Kovind. Gandhi also reiterated the Congress party’s commitment to work for upholding these cherished values and established conventions which are the “intrinsic cornerstone of our Constitution”.

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Sonia Gandhi congratulates President-Elect of Ram Nath Kovind

Sonia Gandhi said that the resident of India enjoys a unique position as defender and protector of the Constitution, upholder of democratic traditions and as supreme commander of the Indian Armed Forces. The President is the conscience keeper of the Constitution of India.

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Presidential polls is a fight against ‘narrow-minded communal vision’: Sonia Gandhi at Opposition meet

Presidential elections 2017: The election for the next President will be held on Monday where NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind is pitted against opposition nominee and former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar. The counting of votes will take place on July 20 in New Delhi.

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Haryana Congress President poll: Leaders rush to meet Sonia, Rahul Gandhi

While former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda along with son and Rohtak MP Deepender Singh Hooda met Sonia Wednesday, sources said Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Kiran Choudhry met Rahul on Thursday whereas former CM Bhajan Lal’s son Kuldeep Bishnoi met Rahul recently.

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CBI begins probe in 2012 aircraft deal

According to investigators, the raids also unearthed a separate tranche of emails related to a property deal in London, which allegedly link Bhandari to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra.

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Captain Amarinder Singh meets Sonia, Rahul, puts off Cabinet expansion

The Cabinet expansion was deferred as it was felt there were many contenders for the remaining eight berths. Those who would be left out may not work hard for the party in the upcoming elections, which may affect prospects of the Congress. The elections would be a litmus test for the Congress in state after coming to power in March.

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Vigilante violence backed by supposed enforcers of law: Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi also said that “domestic misrule was as great a challenge for our country”. Launching the commemorative publication of National Herald, she added, “Though their language is modern, they seek to take India backward, to further their narrow sectarian vision.”

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National Herald case: Delhi Court asks Sonia, Rahul Gandhi to reply on Subramanian Swamy’s plea

Swamy, in his complaint, has accused the Gandhis and others of conspiring to cheat and misappropriate funds by paying just Rs 50 lakh through which the Young Indian Pvt Ltd (YI) obtained the right to recover Rs 90.25 crore that the Associate Journals Limited (AJL) owed to the Congress.

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Sonia Gandhi praises ISRO on GSAT-17 launch

Sonia Gandhi said, “Right from its inception, the space scientists at ISRO have worked hard to bolster the scientific temper of this country. This latest addition to its long list of achievements has once again made every Indian proud.”

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Congress leader who called Rahul Gandhi ‘Pappu’ resigns

While Pradhan claims he meant to praise Rahul, his choice of the word ‘pappu’ – a favoured term of Rahul Gandhi’s detractors – backfired, and Pradhan was promptly removed from all posts within hours after the message was circulated on a Whatsapp group.

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This Indian political Game of Thrones spoof with Narendra Modi, Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, etc, is hilarious

Prime Minister Narendra Modi as Jon Snow, Sonia Gandhi as Cercei Lannister — no prizes for guessing that AIB’s Game of Thrones spoof is a heady mix of pop culture and Indian politics, with a dash of humour.

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President poll is battle of ideology and principles: Sonia Gandhi

“For us, it is a battle of ideologies, principles and truth and we will fight it,” Congress President Sonia Gandhi said

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Presidential Poll: Filing of nominations ends tomorrow

Opposition nominee Meira Kumar is set to file her papers tomorrow morning at the Parliament House in the presence of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and other opposition leaders, including Sitaram Yechury (CPI-M) and Derek O’Brien (TMC).

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Presidential polls: BJP panel meets Sonia Gandhi, Sitaram Yechury, LK Advani, but takes no names

A source said the two ministers informed Advani the panel had started talks with other leaders as directed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shah, but did not refer to any likely candidates