Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi, who stepped down as Congress president in 2017, was the longest-serving president of country's oldest political party Indian National Congress. She was succeeded by her son Rahul Gandhi. Sonia was appointed as Congress chief in 1998. She is the wife of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi who was assassinated in 1991. Born in Italy, she married Rajiv Gandhi in 1968 and moved to India after that. Sonia remained away from public life but joined politics after constant prodding

by Congress leaders after the 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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DMK chief MK Stalin proposes Rahul Gandhi as PM face for 2019 elections

"Under Modi's leadership, the country has gone 15 years back. If we give him another chance, the country will surely go back to what it was 50 years ago," the DMK chief said at an event to inaugurate a statue of M Karunanidhi.

Opposition unity on show as Sonia Gandhi unveils Karunanidhi statue

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu, Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy, Rajinikanth and several DMK leaders were present at the event.

Victory over BJP's negative politics: Sonia Gandhi on Congress' win in assembly elections

Bringing an end to its prolonged electoral losses since 2014, the Congress ousted the BJP to win Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

National Herald case: Supreme Court allows I-T Dept to continue tax reassessment of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi

The probe against the Congress leaders stems from an investigation into a complaint filed by BJP’s Subramanian Swamy before a trial court in connection with the National Herald case. The next date of hearing is January 8, 2019.

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National Herald case: SC allows I-T to continue tax reassessment of Sonia, Rahul Gandhi for 2011-12

National Herald case: The bench, however, ordered that the I-T team can take up reassessment only after the court hears Gandhis' petition against the Delhi High Court judgment that had allowed the tax probe

Like baby abandoned, Telangana, its people left adrift by TRS: Sonia Gandhi

Calling the bifurcation of erstwhile AP an “uphill task”, Sonia said, “The struggle of the people, their aspirations and dreams of a better life gave (then Prime Minister) Dr Manmohan Singh, me, Rahul Gandhi and others to take the most difficult decision."

In poll-bound Telangana, Sonia, Rahul Gandhi assail KCR for 'family rule'

Sonia Gandhi complained that KCR government has ignored farmers in the state by not following the implementation of Land Acquisition Act.

2018 Assembly elections HIGHLIGHTS: Sonia Gandhi stood by people when they dreamt of forming Telangana, says Rahul

Castigating the KCR government, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi said benefits of the right to work popularly called MNREGA introduced by the Congress has failed in Telangana under the TRS regime.

Sonia Gandhi to address her first public meeting in Telangana today

This will be Sonia’s first public meeting in Telangana after the formation of a separate state in June 2014.

Empty, fanciful boasts not Manmohan Singh’s traits: Sonia Gandhi

“He is the very epitome of integrity, humility, sagacity and gravitas. Not for him tall claims. Not for him falsifications of facts and history. Not for him the language of abuse and vitriol."

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Express Eye for Detail 16: What went wrong in Bulandshahr, Christian Michel’s role in AgustaWestland scam and more

This week we look at how UP got to a place where mob violence that spiralled out of control got a police officer killed, why the extradition of Christian Michel is a political hot potato & how a WhatsApp video ruined a woman’s life in Kerela.

Tall claims, empty boasts, falsification of facts not for him: Sonia Gandhi on Manmohan Singh

Presenting former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh with the 2017 Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, disarmament & development, UPA Chairperson appeared to take a dig at the current dispensation through her praise for Dr Singh.

Want a dialogue with all parties to settle the Ayodhya dispute, says union minister Uma Bharti

Union Minister Uma Bharti has said that leaders across party lines must come together and sort out the Ayodhya dispute through dialogue. She also said that those in the government want to build a temple at the disputed site but will need support from

Photos Of the Day: 84th Plenary Session Of The Indian National Congress

“The party’s victory will be the nation’s victory, it will be the victory for each one of us. Congress is not a political term, it is a movement,” Sonia Gandhi said.

Don't target PM Modi unnecessarily: Naidu

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday targeted the Congress, saying that the grand old party, which has been tolerated by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for so many decades, should also tolerate the saffron party for at least ten years. Naidu said that the Congress was unnecessarily targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said unlike past governments where the prime minister (Manmohan Singh) presides and madam (Sonia Gandhi) decides, the BJP-led Government was working collectively in which Prime Minister Modi presides and the team decides.

Shah should not lecture Congress on nationalism: Sibal

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Monday rubbished Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah’s comment on the Jawaharlal Nehru University row, saying he did not have the stature to lecture Congress president Sonia Gandhi or vice president Rahul Gandhi on the issue of nationalism. Sibal said instead of dealing with the university students in the way that they should be dealt with, the BJP was busy proving that they were criminals. Sibal further stated that India is no more under British rule and added that Amit Shah and PM Modi cannot stop these young children from speaking their minds.

National Herald case: Sonia, Rahul exempted from personal appearance

New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday refused to quash the trail court proceedings against the five Congress leaders but exempted party president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi from personal appearance. Senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Sighvi, who is fighting the Herald case for Gandhi’s, expressed his delight and said that it is a big relief for the family, as every inference and conclusion in the High Court has been rendered inoperative. He further added that every point argued in the High Court has been left open for them by the apex court to argue again at the stage of framing charges.

Sonia Gandhi on two-day visit to Rae Bareli

Rae Bareli, Feb 11 (ANI): Congress president Sonia Gandhi arrived in Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday on a two-day visit. Gandhi would be interacting with the party workers and also visit some areas in her parliamentary constituency. She also interacted with the villagers in Rae Bareli. The Congress president had last month postponed her visit to Rae Bareli.

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