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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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Tript Rajinder Singh sends a letter to Sonia Gandhi against Amarinder Singh

News | Sep 16, 2021, 10:48 AM IST

Reports of rebellion surface again in Punjab Congress. Tript Rajinder Singh sent a letter to Sonia Gandhi against Captain Amarinder Singh.

Sonia Gandhi to chair Opposition parties meet today

News | Aug 20, 2021, 11:00 AM IST

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi will chair a crucial meeting of the Opposition parties on Friday via video conferencing. The meeting will be attended by scores of Opposition leaders and Chief Ministers of non-NDA ruled states. The meeting is seen as a part of the Congress' efforts to unite various Opposition parties to evolve a common strategy against the BJP-led NDA government.

Haqikat Kya Hai | Mamata-Sonia meet lays groundwork for Opposition unity

Hakikat Kya Hai | Jul 28, 2021, 11:48 PM IST

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday evening met Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi at 10, Janpath. Former party president and Lok Sabha MP Rahul Gandhi was also present during the meeting here.

After meeting Sonia Gandhi, Mamta Banerjee meets CM Arvind Kejriwal

Politics | Jul 28, 2021, 07:12 PM IST

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal met his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee in New Delhi on Wednesday. Mamata Banerjee was accompanied by her nephew and Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Abhishek Banerjee, while Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Raghav Chadha was seen alongside Arvind Kejriwal.

Muqabla: Mamata Banerjee hints at building Anti-Modi front as she meets Sonia Gandhi in Delhi

News | Jul 28, 2021, 06:25 PM IST

The meeting between Mamata Banerjee and Sonia Gandhi is significant amid opposition moves to join forces for a united fight in the 2024 national election.

It is essential for everyone to come together in order to defeat BJP, says Mamata Banerjee

News | Jul 28, 2021, 06:00 PM IST

It is essential for everyone to come together in order to defeat BJP...Alone, I am nothing - everyone will have to work together. I am not a leader, I am a cadre. I am a person from the street, says West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

Punjab Congress infighting: Navjot Sidhu meets Sonia Gandhi in Delhi

News | Jul 16, 2021, 01:40 PM IST

Amid continued infighting in the Punjab Congress, former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday met party chief Sonia Gandhi at her residence in Delhi. Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and party in-charge of Punjab affairs, Harish Rawat also attended the meeting with Sidhu.

Why Punjab CM Capt. Amarinder Singh opposed move to appoint Sidhu as PCC chief?

Aaj Ki Baat | Jul 15, 2021, 10:00 PM IST

Even as it appeared that the Congress has reached a solution to end the bickering between Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his former cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, the infighting is just refusing to die down.

Congress leader Kamal Nath arrives at 10, Janpath to meet Sonia Gandhi

News | Jul 15, 2021, 02:20 PM IST

Sources revealed that former Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath is the frontrunner to be the next Congress president.

Punjab CM meets Sonia Gandhi, says will agree to whatever decision she takes as far as Punjab is concerned

News | Jul 06, 2021, 07:40 PM IST

I had come to meet the Congress president, discussed internal matters of the party, Punjab development issue. Whatever decision she takes as far as Punjab is concerned, we are ready for it. We are totally geared up for the upcoming elections: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh

Muqabla | Punjab Congress infighting: Punjab CM arrives at Sonia Gandhi's residence

News | Jul 06, 2021, 06:51 PM IST

Amid his tussle with Navjot Singh Sidhu, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday reached the national capital to hold a meeting with interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi to present his side of the story.

Abki Baar Kiski Sarkar: Amarinder Singh takes chopper to Delhi to meet Sonia Gandhi

News | Jul 19, 2021, 01:42 PM IST

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi today in Delhi amid talks of infighting in the party's state unit ahead of Assembly elections. The state will go to polls early next year.

Navjot Sidhu will meet Congress High Command tomorrow

News | Jun 23, 2021, 12:00 PM IST

Senior Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu is likely to appear before a two-member AICC panel in Delhi on Thursday. This would be the second time when Sidhu will appear before an AICC panel amid infighting in the Congress' Punjab unit ahead of the Assembly elections.

How can India defeat pandemic | Watch Muqabla

News | May 22, 2021, 07:02 PM IST

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure the assured supply of essential medicines for the treatment of mucormycosis (black fungus) and cost-free care to those affected. In a letter to the prime minister, she also pointed out that the illness is not covered under Ayushman Bharat and most other health insurance plans and sought immediate action on the issue.

Why do politics on Covid deaths? Watch kurukshetra

Kurukshetra | May 20, 2021, 09:14 PM IST

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide free education in Navodaya Vidyalayas to children orphaned due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

'BJP ruled states receiving preferential treatment of medical equipment', alleges Sonia Gandhi

News | Apr 17, 2021, 10:20 PM IST

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across India, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi alleged that BJP ruled states have been receiving preferential treatment in terms of medical equipment.

Sonia Gandhi worried about making 'Rahul baba' PM: Amit Shah

News | Feb 28, 2021, 09:08 PM IST

Ahead of assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, political parties have been actively campaigning in the state. Taking a jibe at Sonia Gandhi and MK Stalin, Home Minister Amit Shah during his rally in Villipuram said that Sonia Gandhi is worried to make Rahul Gandhi the Prime Minister while MK Stalin is worried to make Udhayanidhi the Chief Minister.

Retired from Rajya Sabha, not politics: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Hakikat Kya Hai | Feb 27, 2021, 10:48 PM IST

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad during a "peace conference" in Jammu on February 27 said that he has retired from only Rajya Sabha, not from politics.

Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Modi over rising fuel prices

News | Feb 21, 2021, 06:20 PM IST

Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Narendra Modi over rising fuel prices. "I urge you to roll back these increases and pass on the benefit to our middle & salaried class, our farmers & poor and our fellow citizens," she writes.

Congress will hold election to pick a full-time national president of the party

News | Jan 22, 2021, 12:40 PM IST

The Congress party will hold election to pick a full-time national president of the party after upcoming Assembly elections in four states and 1 Union Territory, sources told India TV. They said the elections will probably take place in May once the Assembly polls in West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are over.

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