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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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BJP's Imarti Devi asks Sonia Gandhi to dismiss Kamal Nath from Congress over 'item' jibe

News | Oct 19, 2020, 09:58 AM IST

Shortly after Congress leader Kamal Nath’s objectionable remark against her, BJP leader and Madhya Pradesh minister Imarti Devi on Sunday appealed to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi to remove him from her party.

Agitation by farmers, Congress will emerge victorious: Sonia Gandhi

News | Oct 02, 2020, 11:52 AM IST

On the occasion of birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on October 02 said, "Farmers are protesting against 3 'anti-farmer' laws.

'Nirbhaya of Hathras' killed by insensitive Uttar Pradesh govt: Sonia Gandhi

News | Oct 01, 2020, 06:24 PM IST

While speaking to media in the national capital via video conferencing on September 30, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi spoke on Hathras gang rape case.

Problems of students being dealt uncaringly: Sonia Gandhi at virtual opposition meet

Politics | Aug 26, 2020, 06:37 PM IST

Congress interim president, Sonia Gandhi held a virtual meeting with Chief Ministers on August 26. Sonia Gandhi discussed the various pitfalls in the functioning of Central Government with respect to GST compensation and National Education Policy.

50% problems will be solved if Congress' senior leaders start meeting state party leaders: Anil Shastri

News | Aug 25, 2020, 03:08 PM IST

While speaking to ANI in UP's Noida on August 25, the Congress party leader Anil K Shastri spoke on party leadership.

Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi will continue as party president for the next 6 months

Politics | Aug 24, 2020, 11:17 PM IST

Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi will continue as party president for the next 6 months till the time All India Congress Committee elections (AICC) are held.

Sonia Gandhi to continue as Congress' Interim President: KH Muniyappa

News | Aug 24, 2020, 08:40 PM IST

Following the meeting of Congress Working Committee, member, and Congress leader KH Muniyappa informed that Sonia Gandhi will continue as Congress party's interim president.

Sonia Gandhi to continue as Congress President till AICC elections: Sources

Politics | Aug 24, 2020, 06:40 PM IST

Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi will continue as party president till the time All India Congress Committee elections (AICC) are held, sources have said.

CWC meet begins, Sonia Gandhi offers to resign as interim Congress president

Politics | Aug 24, 2020, 12:07 PM IST

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting has begun as the party stands divided on the leadership issue with a section demanding "collective" leadership and another reposing faith in the Gandhi family.

After letter row, Gandhi family loyalists bat for Rahul, Sonia to helm Congress

Politics | Aug 24, 2020, 08:37 AM IST

Amid a debate over the leadership issue, top Congress leaders will meet through video-conferencing on today and are likely to discuss the matter.

'Appealed Sonia Gandhi to handover leadership to Rahul as PM is scared of him': Ripun Bora

Politics | Aug 23, 2020, 09:32 PM IST

Several Congress leaders challenged leadership of Gandhi's family. Speaking on the same, Assam Congress President Ripun Bora on August 23 urged Sonia Gandhi to handover the leadership to Rahul Gandhi as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scared of him.

Video: Sonia Gandhi may resign as Congress President

Politics | Aug 23, 2020, 06:40 PM IST

Congress Working president Sonia Gandhi has told a senior Congress leader that she does not want to continue as the chief and has asked to start the process to find a new president, sources said.

100 Congress leaders write to Sonia Gandhi urging leadership change, says Sanjay Jha

Politics | Aug 18, 2020, 10:02 AM IST

Suspended leader Sanjay Jha, in a tweet, has claimed that some 100 Congress leaders have written to Sonia Gandhi asking for a change in the political leadership.

Rajasthan political crisis: Centre should let us run govt properly, says Robert Vadra

News | Aug 14, 2020, 05:14 PM IST

Robert Vadra, son- in law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, reacted over former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot's 'homecoming'.

Sachin Pilot returns to Congress after meeting Rahul, Priyanka

Politics | Aug 11, 2020, 09:19 AM IST

After meeting Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi and on being assured by the party that the issues raised by him and his camp of MLAs will be resolved, Sachin Pilot returned to Congress and said he had never hankered for any post and was only raising ideological issues.

"Would like clear cut decision soon," says Shashi Tharoor on Congress leadership

Politics | Aug 10, 2020, 11:24 PM IST

Congress Leader Shashi Tharoor on the end of Sonia Gandhi's tenure as party interim president said that we should be clear about our leadership going forward. Shashi Tharoor said, "We should be clear about our leadership going forward.

OMG: A look at the political upheaval in Congress

Oh My God | Jul 24, 2020, 07:20 PM IST

The Congress party, that aims to revive itself throughout the country, has been hitting roadblocks with precarious situation in one state after the other as their own are revolting. Watch OMG for a humorous look at the upheavel within the Congress.

OMG: Beware of fake news

Oh My God | Jul 15, 2020, 06:04 PM IST

Political parties should be careful not to help foreign powers through their actions. And when it comes to national security, the responsibility grows tenfold. Watch our humourous take on it.

OMG: How Rahul Gandhi's rhetoric on China backfired on Congress

Oh My God | Jul 06, 2020, 05:22 PM IST

OMG: How Rahul Gandhi's rhetoric on China backfired on Congress

Priyanka Gandhi told to vacate govt bungalow, will now shift to Lucknow

News | Jul 02, 2020, 10:13 AM IST

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on Wednesday cancelled Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s (pictured) entitlement to a government bungalow.

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