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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.

SONIA GANDHI NEWS

Delhi Confidential: Picking candidates

October 23, 2021 7:22 am

Congress is set to begin discussions on selection of candidates for the forthcoming Assembly elections much in advance. And the focus is Uttar Pradesh.

‘All issues will be resolved’: Channi plays down differences with Sidhu

October 19, 2021 7:23 am

On sidelines of the CWC meet in Delhi on Saturday, AICC leader Rahul Gandhi, according to sources, had told Channi not give an issue to Sidhu that could dent Congress’s chances in the state.

‘Punjab’s last chance for resurrection’: Navjot Singh Sidhu tweets his letter to Sonia Gandhi with 13-point agenda

October 18, 2021 5:44 am

Among the points highlighted by Sidhu in the letter are justice in sacrilege cases, Punjab's drugs menace, agricultural issues, employment opportunities, sand mining, and welfare of backward classes.

Congress sticks to Gandhis: Sonia to stay on, clamour for Rahul’s return

October 17, 2021 7:19 am

Sonia Gandhi said she was “a full-time and hands-on Congress president”, adding that she “always appreciated frankness” and “there is no need to speak to me through the media”.

BJP mocks CWC as 'parivar bachao working committee', slams it for not reacting to Singhu killing

October 16, 2021 5:57 pm

BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia criticised the CWC for not reacting to the ghastly murder of a Dalit man at the Singhu border and questioned if the Congress party stood with the "Talibani mindset" behind the killing.

CWC meet: Congress says democracy, economy, security sliding under Modi govt; releases internal election dates

October 16, 2021 7:43 pm

On farmers' protests, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) resolution stated, "The refusal of the Prime Minister to condemn the brutal murder of the farmers and to sack the Minister of State for Home Affairs have shocked the conscience of the country.”

Delhi Confidential: Staying Safe

October 15, 2021 3:14 am

All staff members who are to be present at the AICC headquarters to help smooth conduct of the meeting and members of the communication department too have been asked to undergo Covid tests.

Congress workers want Rahul Gandhi to lead party as president: DK Shivakumar

October 12, 2021 5:52 pm

Karnataka Congress chief echoes the views of former chief minister Siddaramaiah. The comments from the state leaders come ahead of the Congress working committee meeting in New Delhi on October 16.

CWC meet next week, leadership issue likely to be discussed

October 09, 2021 1:29 pm

The meeting is expected to deliberate on the vexed issue of election for the post of Congress president to replace interim president Sonia Gandhi.

Siddaramaiah meets Sonia Gandhi, discusses Karnataka bypolls

October 05, 2021 6:16 pm

The Assembly constituencies of Hangal and Sindgi in Karnataka will go to polls on October 30. The party is expected to finalise its candidates by Wednesday

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Gandhi jayanti: PM Modi, Sonia Gandhi, other leaders pay respects at Rajghat

October 02, 2021 1:12 pm

On the 152nd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, several political leaders gathered at Rajghat on Saturday to pay homage to the Father of the Nation.

Rare images of Jawaharlal Nehru on his 57th death anniversary

May 27, 2021 11:59 am

May 27, 2021 marks the 57th year of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru aka Chacha Nehru's demise. Following are some rare archival images commemorating highlights of his lifetime.

On Sonia Gandhi's 73rd birthday, here are some rare photographs that you wouldn’t have seen

December 10, 2019 6:44 am

The Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi turned 73 Monday. She has decided not to celebrate her birthday in the wake of rape incidents across the country and growing concerns over women’s security.

Indira Gandhi's birth anniversary: Rare photos of the 'Iron Lady' from Express archives

November 19, 2019 12:33 pm

Today marks the 102nd birth anniversary of India’s first and only female prime minister Indira Gandhi. Political leaders from across the spectrum paid rich tributes to the ‘Iron Lady of India’.

Gandhi family, Congress leaders pay tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on 75th birth anniversary

August 20, 2019 12:49 pm

Born on 20th August, 1944, Rajiv Gandhi served as prime minister from 1984 to 1989. He was assassinated on May 21, 1991.

Sonia Gandhi re-elected as leader of CPP

June 01, 2019 12:52 pm

Even though the number of party lawmakers in the Lower House is higher than that in 2014, the Congress is still short of three members to claim the post of Leader of Opposition.

PM Modi, Congress leaders pay homage to Jawaharlal Nehru on his 55th death anniversary

May 27, 2019 11:38 am

India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru was born to Motilal Nehru and Swaroop Rani on November 14, 1889, in Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh.

Sonia, Rahul, Priyanka pay homage to Rajiv Gandhi on 28th death anniversary

May 22, 2019 10:07 am

Rajiv Gandhi, sixth and youngest PM of India, was assassinated on May 21, 1991, at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu during a poll campaign.

Priyanka Gandhi and the many shades of her campaign

May 06, 2019 7:42 am

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's election campaigning caught our attention with her signature style - crisp saris paired with long-sleeved blouses.

SONIA GANDHI VIDEOS

Priyanka Gandhi takes a political Plunge, appointed Congress in-charge of UP East

June 22, 2020 6:04 pm

Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress Wednesday appointed Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as general secretary of Uttar Pradesh East. She will take charge in the second week of February.

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

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:10 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:26 pm

“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

February 25, 2016 4:21 pm

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

February 15, 2016 4:24 pm

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

February 12, 2016 10:13 am

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.