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Sonia Gandhi Sonia Gandhi Height: 1.63 m DOB: 9 December 1946

Sonia Gandhi is an Indian politician of Italian descent. By way of her marriage to Rajiv Gandhi, she is a member of the Nehru–Gandhi family. She was a former president of the Congress party. In 1998, she took over as the party leader and remained in office for a record nineteen years. Under her leadership, the party formed the government post the 2004 elections. She has since been credited for being instrumental in formulating the United Progressive Alliance (UPA). After the 2004 victory, Gandhi declined the premiership and instead led the ruling alliance and the National Advisory Council. In 2009, UPA was re-elected to power. Her foreign birth has been a subject of much debate and controversy. In December 2017, she stepped down as the Congress president. Sonia Gandhi has been widely described as one of the most powerful politicians in the country. She is also listed among the most powerful women in the world. Early life: She was born in a small village near Vicenza, Italy and was raised in a Roman Catholic Christian family. For higher education, she moved to Cambridge and in 1968, married Rajiv Gandhi. After marriage, she took up Indian citizenship and began living in India. Following her husband's assassination, she finally agreed to join politics in 1997.

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AAP no to take part in opposition parties meet called by Sonia Gandhi: Sanjay Singh

AAP not to take part in opposition parties meet called by Sonia Gandhi: Sanjay Singh

Politics | May 21, 2020, 10:57 PM IST

Sanjay Singh on Thursday said that the Aam Aadmi Party will not take part in the video conference meeting of opposition parties called by Congress President Sonia Gandhi tomorrow.

FIR filed against Sonia Gandhi over remarks on PMCARES Fund

FIR filed against Sonia Gandhi over remarks on PMCARES Fund

Politics | May 21, 2020, 01:30 PM IST

An FIR has been registered against Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi and other leaders of the party for misleading tweets about PMCARES fund. The tweets were shared on May 11 which gave wrong information about the fund. The FIR was registered in Sagar taluk of Shivamogga district of Karnataka over tweets on May 11 by the party's official handle about PM-CARES fund.

Congress to bear cost of rail travel of every needy migrant worker, says Sonia Gandhi

Congress to bear cost of rail travel of every needy migrant worker, says Sonia Gandhi

India | May 04, 2020, 01:23 PM IST

The Congress President Sonia Gandhi Monday said on Monday that its state units will bear the cost of rail travel of needy migrant workers and labourers stranded at their workplaces due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown and seeking to return home. Gandhi in a statement announced the party's decision and said this would be the Congress' humble contribution in standing shoulder to shoulder with these workers.

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12 crore jobs lost in first phase of lockdown: Sonia Gandhi

India | Apr 23, 2020, 12:20 PM IST

Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said that 12 crore jobs have been lost in the first phase of the lockdown asking the government to provide at least Rs 7,500 to each family to tide over this crisis.

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'No one should face hunger', Sonia Gandhi writes suggestions to PM Modi amid coronavirus crisis

India | Apr 13, 2020, 05:52 PM IST

​Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and made two suggestions amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis in the country. Talking about "food insecurity" in the nation, Gandhi said that no one should face hunger.

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Corona warriors must be given adequate financial protection: Sonia Gandhi

India | Apr 10, 2020, 10:40 PM IST

Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi today said that the corona warriors must be given "adequate financial protection". Gandhi held a video conference with all state Congress Committee Presidents on Friday to chart out a comprehensive strategy to combat and contain the threat of COVID-19 in India.

NBA deplores Sonia Gandhi's suggestion of ban on media ads by government for 2 years

NBA deplores Sonia Gandhi's suggestion of ban on media ads by government for 2 years

India | Apr 07, 2020, 07:58 PM IST

The News Broadcasters Association (NBA) on Tuesday "strongly deplored" Sonia Gandhi''s suggestion of imposing a ban on media advertisements by the government and PSUs for two years, saying the Congress president''s call was "highly demoralising" for media personnel.

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Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Modi, suggests measures to save money to fight COVID-19

India | Apr 07, 2020, 02:52 PM IST

In her letter to the prime minister, Sonia Gandhi also called for ordering the proportionate reduction of 30 per cent in expenditure budget (other than salaries, pensions and central sector schemes) for the government of India.

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Lockdown may be necessary but unplanned implementation troubled migrants: Sonia Gandhi

India | Apr 02, 2020, 01:18 PM IST

Interim Congress chief Sonia Gandhi has said that lockdown may be necessary but its unplanned implementation has caused chaos and pain to millions of migrant workers.

'Missing' posters put up in Sonia Gandhi's Rae Bareli

'Missing' posters of Sonia Gandhi put up in Rae Bareli

India | Mar 29, 2020, 11:45 AM IST

Politics continues to pay out even in times of crisis and lockdown in Uttar Pradesh. In Rae Bareli, the parliamentary constituency of Congress president Sonia Gandhi,‘missing' posters cropped up on Saturday night in which Gandhi's absence from the constituency has been questioned.

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India will not bow to this painful crisis: Sonia Gandhi on eve of PM's ‘Janata curfew’

Politics | Mar 21, 2020, 08:58 PM IST

Congress President Sonia Gandhi echoed PM Modi’s concerns on coronavirus, as she called upon the public to stay indoors

Sonia Gandhi tasks Congress' senior leaders to resolve

Sonia Gandhi tasks Congress' senior leaders to resolve political crisis in Madhya Pradesh

Politics | Mar 11, 2020, 10:51 AM IST

The Congress' move comes a day after senior leader Jyotiraditya Scindia's resignation from the party followed by 22 MLAs on Tuesday, that came as a jolt to the party. Congress is now making all-out efforts to save the Kamal Nath government in the state.

Cong's youth wing chief thanks Sonia Gandhi for expelling

Congress youth wing chief thanks Sonia Gandhi for expelling Jyotiraditya Scindia

Politics | Mar 10, 2020, 01:58 PM IST

Indian Youth Congress (IYC) chief Srinivas B V on Tuesday slammed Jyotiraditya Scindia, who has announced his resignation from the primary membership of the Congress, and thanked party chief Sonia Gandhi for expelling the former Guna MP "who was promoting anti-party activities and factionalism".

Jyotiraditya Scindia quits Congress, says 'unable to serve

Jyotiraditya Scindia quits Congress, says 'unable to serve country within this party'

Politics | Mar 10, 2020, 01:43 PM IST

Jyotiraditya Scindia, once considered as Congress Party's future president, has left the party. Scindia on Tuesday tendered his resignation to Congress Party's working president Sonia Gandhi. India TV on Monday reported that he is likely to join the Modi cabinet.

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MP Political crisis: Kamal Nath takes resignation of ministers, Rahul rushes to meet Sonia Gandhi

Politics | Mar 10, 2020, 07:28 AM IST

Scindia is considered close to Rahul Gandhi and sources said that Sonia Gandhi might ask him to speak to the former MP from Guna. As per sources, a legislative party meeting of the Congress will take place in Bhopal on Tuesday evening.

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Congress Fact-finding committee submits report to Sonia Gandhi

Politics | Mar 09, 2020, 03:13 PM IST

A fact-finding committee of the Congress on Monday submitted a report on the Delhi violence to party president Sonia Gandhi in which it pointed out the alleged failure of the central and Delhi governments in instilling confidence among the people

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Congress chief Sonia Gandhi presents chadar at Ajmer dargah

Politics | Mar 01, 2020, 06:19 PM IST

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi has presented a 'chadar' at the Ajmer dargah on the occasion of the 808th Urs of Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti

Sonia deputes 5-member team to visit riot-affected areas, submit detailed report

Sonia deputes 5-member team to visit riot-affected areas, submit detailed report

India | Feb 28, 2020, 03:16 PM IST

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday deputed a five-member team to visit the riot-affected areas in northeast Delhi and submit a report to her after assessing the situation there.

Prakash Javadekar hits back at Sonia Gandhi, says

Prakash Javadekar hits back at Sonia Gandhi, says Politicising violence is wrong

India | Feb 26, 2020, 02:36 PM IST

Soon after Congress's presser on Northeast Delhi violence, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar slammed party interim President Sonia Gandhi, saying the government is open to discussion but politics should not be done over the issue.

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Sonia Gandhi calls for Amit Shah's resignation amid escalating violence in Delhi

India | Feb 26, 2020, 02:33 PM IST

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday slammed the BJP government in the Centre and Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government in Delhi for the violence in the national capital that has spiralled out of proportion. Sonia Gandhi blamed the BJP directly for the violence while she also said that Kejriwal failed to control the violence. She asked several questions from the ruling brass in Delhi.

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