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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We accuse each other, but remain friends: Sonia Gandhi

Banerjee’s vibes with Rahul Gandhi have never been at the same level as that with Sonia, with whom she shares a rapport going back to the time when Banerjee, then in the Congress, was a young minister in Rajiv Gandhi’s Cabinet.

Bluff, bluster and intimidation: Sonia Gandhi slams Modi govt

She said the Congress is going into elections with “renewed confidence and resolve” but reminded the party that it cannot be complacent and remember that “unity, self-sacrifice and self-discipline are vital”.

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Sonia Gandhi: Bluff, bluster, intimidation philosophy of Modi govt

Sonia Gandhi claimed that the last five years have been a time of unprecedented economic stress and social strain for our country.

Sonia Gandhi appreciates Nitin Gadkari's performance as transport minister

Sonia Gandhi, who all through was patiently listening to Nitin Gadkari and often seen nodding in response to his replies, smiled and started thumping the desk as a sign of appreciation.

Rahul-Sonia holidaying in Goa -- with seafood, selfies, no security during Sunday lunch

Goa-based dentist Rachna Fernandes said the two Congress leaders had a quiet lunch with no security guards present.

Rahul gets sister organisation

Congress president Rahul Gandhi appointed Priyanka Gandhi as AICC general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East signalling the party’s intention to go all out in this year’s Lok Sabha elections in the crucial Hindi heartland state.

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Priyanka, Scindia-led UP Cong team will offer youth platform to transform state: Rahul in Amethi

The Congress chief would also be covering for Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, who was scheduled to visit Rai Bareli on Wednesday, however, due to “unavoidable circumstances", her trip was cancelled.

Sonia Gandhi cancels Rae Bareli trip, Rahul to visit Amethi today

Earlier it was announced that Rahul and Sonia will be visiting their respective constituencies during a two-day trip from Wednesday.

Sonia Gandhi or Priyanka Gandhi? In Rae Bareli, Congress workers are eager to know

Priyanka, who earlier used to accompany Sonia on her visits to the constituency, had last visited Rae Bareli during the Assembly polls in 2017.

Upcoming polls an election to restore nation's faith in democracy: Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi described the opposition rally as an "important attempt to galvanise leaders across the political spectrum to fight the arrogant and divisive Modi-rule".

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Sonia Gandhi on campaign trail in Assam

Sonia Gandhi on campaign trail at Biswanath Chariali in Sonitpur district, Assam.

President Mukherjee, PM Modi, Sonia remember Mahatma Gandhi on his 68th death anniversary

President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Congress President Sonia Gandhi remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his 68th death anniversary and paid homage to the Father of the Nation.

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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.

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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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