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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Chandrababu Naidu to meet Mamata Banerjee for post-poll alliance talks in Kolkata

Chandrababu Naidu will meet Mamata Banerjee as part of his efforts to unite opposition parties against the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha election results on May 23.

Chandrababu Naidu meets Sonia, Rahul; Opposition unity efforts gain momentum

While Naidu continued his efforts to unite Opposition parties and the Congress remained in touch with many of these parties, exit poll projections telecasted by TV channels at the end of polling painted a grim picture for their prospects.

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Sonia reaches out to allies, other Opposition parties for meet on May 23

Sources in the Congress confirmed that she has written to UPA constituents, inviting them for a meeting on May 23, the day counting of votes will take place. Sources said her emissaries are also reaching out to non-NDA parties like the BJD, YSRCP and TRS.

Lok Sabha elections: Sonia Gandhi invites Opposition leaders to Delhi on results day

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, who has not been seen on the campaign trail this election season, has reportedly been silently reaching out to leaders from non-NDA parties.

Delhi confidential: From MP, wooing MPs

One gets to hear that Priyanka Gandhi has entrusted Kamal Nath and a couple of senior party leaders to reach out to BJD chief Naveen Patnaik, YS Congress’s Jagan Mohan Reddy and TRS’s K Chandrashekar Rao.

Elections 2019 Phase 5 Highlights: Voting concludes in 51 Lok Sabha seats, turnout recorded at 62%

Lok Sabha Election 2019 India Phase 5 Voting: The stakes are high for the ruling BJP and its allies as it had swept 40 of these seats in 2014, leaving just two for the Congress.

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What's at stake for Rahul, Sonia Gandhi as polling concludes in Amethi, Rae Bareli

The Gandhi clan is facing tough competition with the BJP laying special focus on both Rae Bareli and Amethi, with senior party leaders visiting the two constituencies multiple times over the past months.

Rae Bareli: Voters say Congress turncoat no match for Sonia Gandhi

Top BJP leaders including party president Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath have campaigned to garner support for Singh, trying to convince voters to switch from "the family" to usher in growth.

Priyanka Gandhi: ‘Would rather die than help BJP, our ideologies are poles apart’

Priyanka’s road show culminated in a joint rally with Sonia in Sareni village. This was the former Congress president’s first rally in these elections. She had earlier addressed small meetings.

Sonia Gandhi reminds people of PM Modi's promises, says your vote is a strong weapon

In Rae Bareli, Sonia Gandhi is pitted against BJP candidate Dinesh Pratap Singh, who recently switched sides from the Congress.

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

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

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

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Gandhi family, Congress leaders pay their respects to Rajiv Gandhi on 74th birth anniversary

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

Inside Congress' 84th plenary session

The three-day Indian National Congress' 84th plenary session commenced on Friday at the Indira Gandhi Indoor stadium in New Delhi. It is attended by Congress chief ministers, state Congress presidents and Congress legislature party leaders from all states.

Women leaders of Congress celebrate Women's Day at Sonia Gandhi's residence

Congress president Sonia Gandhi celebrating women's day at her residence along with other women party members.

Rahul Gandhi takes over as Congress President: Glimpses from his swearing-in ceremony

Rahul Gandhi formally took over as the 16th Congress President on Saturday. Taking on the power from Sonia Gandhi, the longest serving president of Congress; Gandhi was handed over the party's reigns at AICC headquarters.

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Friendship Day 2017: When friends turn foes in politics

Friendship Day 2017: We take a took at the political upheavals in the last two decades.

Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh arrested at Congress' Save Democracy rally

The Congress rally twas scheduled to move from Jantar Mantar to the Parliament

Subramanian Swamy targets Sonia Gandhi over AgustaWestland chopper scam: Here's all you need to know

Angry exchanges between opposition Congress and ruling BJP members over Subramaniam Swamy seeking to drag Sonia Gandhi’s name in the controversial AgustaWestland helicopter contract bribery case led to uproar in the Rajya Sabha.

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

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

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.

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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.

5 States, 1 Script: Congress Leaders Do Not Listen

The Congress may be setting the stage for a Rahul Gandhi takeover, for new faces in the Rajya Sabha and a reshuffle in the AICC — half of the general secretaries could be on their way out — but the party is battling rebellion in at least five states, four of which face elections over […]

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Sonia Gandhi & Manmohan Singh Arrested During Congress's ‘Save Democracy’ March

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, party vice-president Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh were briefly arrested at the Parliament Street police station during their ‘Save Democracy’ march. They were later released. The party is agitating against what it calls the ‘anti-democratic’ policies of the BJP. In recent months, the Congress has alleged that there […]

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.

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