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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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'India heard poor's pain, Centre hasn't': Sonia Gandhi

News | May 28, 2020, 04:33 PM IST

Congress interim president, Sonia Gandhi on May 28 targeting the BJP-led central government said that from past two months, the country is suffering through economic crises while battling against the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown but the government cannot see it.

FIR filed against Sonia Gandhi for 'misleading' tweets on PM CARES Fund

News | May 21, 2020, 05:59 PM IST

An FIR has been filled against the Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi for misleading' tweets on Prime Minister care fund.

Govt should provide Rs 7,500 to each family to deal coronavirus crisis: Sonia Gandhi

News | Apr 23, 2020, 04:04 PM IST

As the nation deals through coronavirus outbreak, 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

Congress leaders address media after submitting memorandum to President

Politics | Feb 27, 2020, 02:22 PM IST

Congress called upon President to suggest to him that what has happened in last 4 days in Delhi is a matter of great concern and a matter of national shame in which at least 34 people have died and 200 people are injured.

Sonia Gandhi blames Amit Shah for Delhi violence, calls for his resignation

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

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said Union Home Minister Amit Shah must take responsibility for violence in Delhi and resign.

BJP's LK Advani exercises his franchise in Aurangzeb Lane

Elections | Feb 08, 2020, 04:18 PM IST

One of the pillars of Bharatiya Janata Party, LK Advani exercised his voting power at a polling booth on Aurangzeb Lane. His daughter Pratibha Advani also cast her vote.

Watch: Alka Lamba throws slap on AAP worker during verbal spat at polling booth

Elections | Feb 08, 2020, 04:18 PM IST

On the polling day, Delhi has witnessed a verbal spat of a political leader. Ex-AAP MLA Alka Lamba had a verbal spat with an Aam Aadmi Party worker at polling booth number -126 and 123.

Day before Union Budget, Opposition leaders protest in front of Gandhi statue in Parliament

Politics | Jan 31, 2020, 11:12 AM IST

Delhi: Opposition leaders including Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi protest in front of Gandhi statue in Parliament premises, against

Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 72nd death anniversary

News | Jan 30, 2020, 02:29 PM IST

Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat on his death anniversary. Congress president Sonia Gandhi also paid tribute to 'Father of the Nation'.

Sonia Gandhi should say sorry to the nation: Sambit Patra

News | Nov 10, 2019, 04:01 PM IST

Sonia Gandhi should apologize to the nation, says Sambit Patra

Sonia Gandhi calls for high level Congress meeting today

Politics | Nov 02, 2019, 09:17 AM IST

All the heads of the front organisations have also been summoned. The meeting is to take stock of the preparation for the nationwide agitation, which the party has planned for November 5-15.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra meet Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

News | Oct 06, 2019, 02:03 PM IST

Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Former Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh, Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Anand Sharma meet Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi mocks Congress' decision as Sonia Gandhi appointed as interim Chief

Politics | Aug 11, 2019, 12:23 PM IST

Sonia Gandhi named interim Congress president, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi says, Congress has turned into a joke

Suspense over Rahul's successor ends, Sonia Gandhi elected as new interim chief of Congress

Politics | Aug 11, 2019, 12:27 PM IST

Sonia Gandhi has been appointed as the interim president of the Congress party. Congress Working Committee (CWC) went in a huddle on Saturday to decide on the new president of the Congress party

CWC meeting: Sonia Gandhi became party's interim President

Politics | Aug 11, 2019, 12:09 AM IST

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) met for a second time on Saturday and accepted the resignation of outgoing party chief Rahul Gandhi before appointing Sonia Gandhi as the interim President of the party.

Chinese delegation meets Sonia-Rahul Gandhi at 10, Janpath

News | Jun 06, 2019, 05:30 PM IST

Chinese delegation meets Sonia-Rahul Gandhi at 10, Janpath

Sonia Gandhi remains Congress Parliamentary Party Chief

Politics | Jun 01, 2019, 12:05 PM IST

This was the first official meeting that Congress president Rahul Gandhi attended after the May 25 meeting of the party's working committee, where he had offered to quit as Congress chief.

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Sonia Gandhi arrives to cast her vote at a polling booth in Nirman Bhavan

Elections | May 12, 2019, 11:38 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Sonia Gandhi arrives to cast her vote at a polling booth in Nirman Bhavan

Kurukshetra | Sonia and Rahul Gandhi's reputation at stake in Raebareli and Amethi

Kurukshetra | May 06, 2019, 07:43 PM IST

Sonia-Rahul Gandhi's reputation at stake as people in Amethi and Raebareli votes in 5th phase of LS Polls

Uma Bharti calls Rahul-Sonia, 'fake' Gandhi

Elections | May 01, 2019, 10:35 AM IST

Uma Bharti calls Rahul-Sonia, 'fake' Gandhi

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