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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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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

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

May 01, 2019, 10:35 AM IST

Uma Bharti calls Rahul-Sonia, 'fake' Gandhi

Congress, BJP trade barbs over AgustaWestland case

News | Dec 30, 2018, 05:58 PM IST

The Enforcement Directorate told Delhi's Patiala House court that the alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case, Christian Michel has named 'Mrs Gandhi' while being interrogated, but the context of his statement was not clear.

Congress played big role in freedom struggle: Mohan Bhagwat At RSS Conclave

News | Sep 18, 2018, 08:13 AM IST

Congress played big role in freedom struggle: Mohan Bhagwat At RSS Conclave

Union Minister Smriti Irani accuses Sonia, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra for increased NPA

News | Sep 11, 2018, 01:54 PM IST

It is Congress who is responsible for increased NPA. Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Vadra & Sonia Gandhi wanted to sabotage the taxpayer's money: Union Minister Smriti Irani

Actor Anupam Kher wraps up London schedule of The Accidental Prime Minister

Entertainment | May 11, 2018, 08:08 PM IST

Actor Anupam Kher wraps up London schedule of The Accidental Prime Minister. The movie is slated to release on December 21

Congress president Rahul Gandhi addresses 'Jan Akrosh' rally in Delhi

Politics | Apr 29, 2018, 12:39 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi addresses a public rally at the Ramlila Ground in New Delhi today to showcase what it called the "public outrage" over the failures and corruption of the Modi government.

Sonia Gandhi addresses 'Jan Akrosh' rally in Delhi

Politics | Apr 29, 2018, 12:23 PM IST

Sonia Gandhi addresses a public rally at the Ramlila Ground in New Delhi today to showcase what it called the "public outrage" over the failures and corruption of the Modi government.

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