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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Congress pays tribute: Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a man with a very large heart

Atal Bihari Vajpayee dead: Sonia Gandhi said she was deeply saddened by his death. “Vajpayee was a towering figure in our national life. Throughout his life, he stood for democratic values and demonstrated this commitment in all his acts.”

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Sonia Gandhi did not earn any income as Young Indian shareholder, Delhi HC told

Young Indian (YI), which was incorporated in November 2010 with capital of Rs 50 lakh, had acquired almost all shareholdings of Associated Journals Limited (AJL), which owns National Herald newspaper.

IT department wrongly calculated tax liability: Sonia Gandhi tells Delhi HC

IT department wrongly calculated tax liability: Sonia Gandhi tells Delhi HC

YI, which was incorporated in November 2010 with a capital of Rs 50 lakh, had acquired almost all shareholdings of the AJL, which owns the National Herald newspaper. In this process, YI had also acquired AJL’s debt of Rs 90 crore.

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Rafale deal: Sonia Gandhi leads protest outside Parliament, demands JPC

Rafale Deal: In Rajya Sabha, leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said the deal was the ‘world’s biggest scam’ and a joint parliamentary committee should be appointed to probe it.

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Sonia Gandhi writes to MK Stalin: ‘We shall not see the like of Kalaignar again, Karunanidhi was like father to me’

Sonia Gandhi to MK Stalin: “You must draw solace from the fact that your father lived a long and wonderfully fulfilled life, he is now released from suffering, and that you looked after him during his illness with utmost devotion.”

Mamata meets Sonia Gandhi, discusses possibility of alliance ahead of 2019 elections

Mamata, who is on a three-day visit to Delhi, met UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi as part of her strategy to build a federal front against the Narendra Modi-led BJP government ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee with Congress leader Sonia Gandhi.

Mamata likely to meet Sonia Gandhi, invite her to federal front rally in Kolkata

TMC leader Derek O’Brien said that apart from opposition leaders, Mamata Banerjee will also meet Ram Jethmalani, former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha and disgruntled BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha during her visit.

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At Congress Working Committee, party underlines: Rahul Gandhi leader, there is a need for allies

After a meeting of the extended Congress Working Committee (CWC) chaired by Rahul Gandhi, the first after he took over as president eight months ago, the Congress said he was “setting up a group” to look into the alliance question.

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CWC authorises Rahul Gandhi to take call on alliances for 2019 polls, BJP calls it ‘Congress darbaari committee’

Addressing the Congress Working Committee, which met for the first time under his leadership, Gandhi appealed to the party workers to come together to “win back the trust” of the people.

Sonia Gandhi calls for ‘Opposition unity’ at CWC meet, says ‘committed to make alliances work’

Taking a swipe at the NDA government, Sonia Gandhi said, the rhetoric of Prime Minister Narendra Modi shows his “desperation” reflecting that the “reverse countdown” of the Modi government has begun.

Government pressuring Christian Michel to frame Sonia: Congress

The Congress also accused the government of misusing the probe agencies after the CBI filed a chargesheet in the Aircel-Maxis deal case naming former union minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram as accused.

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Sonia Gandhi will work to get non-BJP forces together: Prithviraj Chavan

“The Congress’s battle against the Bharatiya Janata Party is ideologically driven. The present government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is anti-democratic and we will fight to defeat them in 2019 polls,” Prithviraj Chavan said.

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Congress leaders out on bail, people are calling party bail-gaadi: PM Modi

State Congress chief Sachin Pilot said in a statement that by training his guns on the Congress, the PM has made it clear that his intention is to target the party that is constantly becoming stronger in Rajasthan.

In photos: Rahul Gandhi’s transformation over the years

Once a reluctant politician, Rahul Gandhi now holds the reins to the Congress party and is expected to play an influential role in national politics.

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Surprise in Congress over Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to RSS

Meanwhile, RSS sources in Nagpur said Pranab Mukherjee had met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat at least four times after leaving Rashtrapati Bhavan.