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Sonia Gandhi: Indian politician
Sonia Gandhi is an Indian politician. She is the president of the Indian National Congress, the left-of-centre political party, which has governed India for most of its post-independence history. She took over as the party leader in 1998, seven years after the assassination of her husband, Rajiv Gandhi, a former Prime Minister of India, and remained in office for twenty-two years.

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Watch: Smriti Irani Vs Digvijaya Singh over Kamala Nath’s ‘item’ jibe [Video]

Watch: Smriti Irani Vs Digvijaya Singh over Kamala Nath’s ‘item’ jibe

Kamal Nath’s ‘item’ jibe at a BJP leader has led to a big war of words between the two parties ahead of the bypolls in Madhya Pradesh. Union Minister Smriti Irani questioned the Gandhi family and..

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BJP leader Imarti Devi has lashed out at former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath over his ‘item’ jibe at her. Imarti Devi said broke down while responding to Kamal Nath and said that Sonia..

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BJP leader Imarti Devi breaks into tears on Kamal Nath's controversial statement [Video]

BJP leader Imarti Devi breaks into tears on Kamal Nath's controversial statement

Former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh and Congress leader, Kamal Nath sparked controversy after his comment on Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Imarti Devi, while addressing a rally in MP's Gwalior..

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Watch: Khushbu Sundar joins BJP, says will work for BJP win in Tamil Nadu [Video]

Watch: Khushbu Sundar joins BJP, says will work for BJP win in Tamil Nadu

Hours after quitting the Congress party, actor-turned-politician Khushbu Sundar joined the BJP. Her entry into the saffron party comes ahead of the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls slated to be held in 2021...

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‘Grave injustice to farmers’: Sonia Gandhi slams PM Modi over farm laws [Video]

‘Grave injustice to farmers’: Sonia Gandhi slams PM Modi over farm laws

Congress president Sonia Gandhi lashed out at the Modi government and said that a grave injustice is being done to farmers of the nation. Sonia Gandhi paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and former prime..

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Agitation by farmers, Congress will emerge victorious: Sonia Gandhi [Video]

Agitation by farmers, Congress will emerge victorious: Sonia Gandhi

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'..

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Hathras case: ‘Politics tourism’ says BJP, Congress hits back [Video]

Hathras case: ‘Politics tourism’ says BJP, Congress hits back

Political war escalates amid outrage over alleged gang-rape in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras. Union Minister Naqvi said those who are guilty will be punished by the state government. The Union Minister..

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Face-off between BJP, Congress in Lok Sabha over PM Cares Fund [Video]

Face-off between BJP, Congress in Lok Sabha over PM Cares Fund

A war of words broke out between the BJP and Congress over PM CARES Fund in the lower house of Parliament on September 18. Manish Tewari of the Congress said since the trust has the name of the..

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Watch: BJP’s Nehru-Gandhi jibe Vs Congress’ ‘Himachal ka chokra’ counter [Video]

Watch: BJP’s Nehru-Gandhi jibe Vs Congress’ ‘Himachal ka chokra’ counter

A huge ruckus broke out in Lok Sabha after MoS Finance Anurag Thakur attacked Nehru and Sonia Gandhi during a discussion on PM CARES fund. Defending the fund, Thakur slammed the opposition’s constant..

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China, Covid, GDP: Congress' Parliament strategy as Rahul, Sonia fly abroad [Video]

China, Covid, GDP: Congress' Parliament strategy as Rahul, Sonia fly abroad

The Indian National Congress is planning to corner the Union government on a host of issues as the Parliament convenes for the monsoon session on September 14. From the Covid-19 pandemic and the..

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‘You don’t demolish Dawood’s house’: Fadnavis slams Sena over Kangana case [Video]

‘You don’t demolish Dawood’s house’: Fadnavis slams Sena over Kangana case

Actor Kangana Ranaut has receive support from former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra amid her ongoing tussle with the Uddhav Thackeray led Maharashtra government. Speaking on the demolition of a..

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Kangana Ranaut attacks Sonia Gandhi, says ‘history will judge your silence’ [Video]

Kangana Ranaut attacks Sonia Gandhi, says ‘history will judge your silence’

Kangana Ranaut has launched a fresh attack on the Shiv Sena and Conrgess. In a tweet, Kangana asked the Congress president if she would watch in silence as her government betrays the principles of the..

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Watch: Rahul Gandhi slams govt on NEET & JEE; 6 opposition ruled states move SC [Video]

Watch: Rahul Gandhi slams govt on NEET & JEE; 6 opposition ruled states move SC

Politics over the NEET and JEE examinations continues to escalate with every passing day. In the latest, 6 opposition ruled states have approached the Supreme Court over the issue. West Bengal,..

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‘Those who can’t win polls objecting to our letter’: Ghulam Nabi Azad [Video]

‘Those who can’t win polls objecting to our letter’: Ghulam Nabi Azad

There is no end to the row that erupted after 23 leaders of the Congress party wrote to Sonia Gandhi seeking structural changes in the party at all levels. Action has been sought by several Congress..

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Javadekar attacks Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul, Priyanka over Hoshiarpur rape and murder incident

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday made a scathing attack on Congress president Sonia Gandhi, party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra over the rape..
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Sonia asks Congress leaders to wage struggle for people's issues

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday exhorted party leaders to wage a struggle for people's issues while noting that democracy was passing through "most difficult times".
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Endorse PC’s 370 stand, Shah dares Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi

BJP on Saturday raised its ante over Congress leader P Chidambaram’s demand for restoration of Article 370, with home minister Amit Shah challenging Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi..
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Congress may replace Sonia Gandhi as party president by early 2021: Report

This comes after a letter was written by 23 leaders in the party demanding organisational elections from top to the bottom and visible leadership on the ground to Congress interim president Sonia..
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Rohtang tunnel stone laid by Sonia Gandhi removed before opening by PM Modi: Congress

Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, after whom the tunnel has been named, had announced the project during a public meeting at Lahaul-Spiti's Keylong in June, 2000. He had laid the foundation..
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Bihar assembly polls: Congress releases first list of 21 candidates

The Congress on Wednesday released its first list of 21 candidates for the Bihar assembly elections. The list was announced after the Congress Central Election Committee headed by party chief Sonia..
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Congress veteran Motilal Vora tests positive for Covid-19, admitted to AIIMS

Vora (91) is recovering well and his condition is stated to be stable, they said. The Congress leader was a Rajya Sabha member from Chhattisgarh till April this year. He was also the AICC general..
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Bihar Polls: Congress CEC to meet today to finalise candidates for first phase

The central election committee (CEC) of the Congress will hold a meeting on Monday evening at the residence of interim party president Sonia Gandhi, here to finalise candidates for the first phase of..
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PM Narendra Modi running his government in atmosphere of 'fear': Sonia Gandhi


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PM Modi is doing grave injustice to farmers: Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi said that the party along with farmers will oppose the new laws till it becomes infructuous, while giving an example of the Land Acquisition laws. She attacked the government for scrapping..
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Is it a crime to be daughter of poor family? Sonia Gandhi slams UP govt for 'indifference' over Hathras case

Sonia Gandhi alleged that the issue was sought to be hushed up while referring to the victim as "Hathras' Nirbhaya".
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Hathras victim was 'killed by a ruthless govt': Sonia Gandhi slams BJP dispensation

In a scathing attack on the Yogi Adityanath dispensation in UP over the Hathras gangrape incident, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said the victim was "killed by a ruthless government",..
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Sitharaman slams Sonia's 'bypass Centre farm laws' advice to party-ruled states, cites Cong's 2019 manifesto

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday targeted the Congress over party chief Sonia Gandhi's advice to party-rules states to bypass farm laws brought by Centre. Sitharaman said Congress..
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Explore options to override Centre's farm laws: Sonia to Congress-ruled states

The Congress on Monday said that its chief Sonia Gandhi has directed party governments in different states to "explore" and pass laws to "override" or negate the newly enacted central farm laws.
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S P Balasubrahmanyam was indeed 'singing moon' who shed radiance over country: Sonia Gandhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has condoled the demise of celebrated playback singer S P Balasubrahmanyam and hailed him as the "singing moon" who shed his special radiance over the country.
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Sonia Gandhi, Rahul return from abroad after her medical check-up


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Cong’s strategy group in charge while Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are away


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Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi to miss part of Monsoon Session of Parliament

Even as the crucial Monsoon Session of Parliament is set to commence from September 14, Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi will miss the session as she has left for abroad with her son Rahul Gandhi..
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Sonia Gandhi leaves for US for routine medical check-up: Sources


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Sonia Gandhi appoints Manickam Tagore as Telangana general secretary, replacing RC Khuntia


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Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ambika Soni dropped as Congress general secretaries, Randeep Surjewala comes out gainer

Azad was among the 23 leaders who had written a letter to party chief Sonia Gandhi calling for a complete overhaul of the organisation, a full-time president and elections to Congress Working..
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Congress drops Ghulam Nabi Azad as general secretary; forms 6-member panel to assist Sonia Gandhi

The Congress on Friday announced another set of changes in the organisation, dropping Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarjun Kharge as general secretaries while promoting spokesperson Randeep Singh..
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Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury as new Bengal Congress chief: Nehru-Gandhi loyalists reign supreme

Ever since a section of the Congress leaders expressed their reservations over the party leadership last month, the loyalists are getting rewarded one after the other. In the latest development,..
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Sonia Gandhi, aren't you anguished by treatment I am given by Maharashtra govt? Kangana lashes out at Cong on BMC row

"You have grown up in the West and lived here in India. You may be aware of the struggles of women. History will judge your silence and indifference when your own Government is harassing women and..
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Four more members added to Priyanka Gandhi's advisory council

Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi has appointed four additional members to the advisory council of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, party general secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh.
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Congress dissidents, loyalists agree to corner govt on China, economy and Covid

The Congress dissidents who call themselves reformists, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma and surprise invitee Manish Tewari participated in the meeting chaired by interim President Sonia Gandhi. This was..
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Congress parliamentary strategy group meets ahead of upcoming monsoon session

The Congress parliamentary strategy group meeting, chaired by interim president Sonia Gandhi, began on Tuesday. ​​​The meeting is being held ahead of the upcoming monsoon session of the..
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Another 'letter bomb' in Congress, says 'rise above family' to Sonia Gandhi

Adding to Congress' woes, nine expelled leaders have written to party's interim president Sonia Gandhi, asking her to "rise above the affinity for the family. "Parivaar ke moh se utho" - the four-page..
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Expelled UP Cong leaders urge Sonia Gandhi to 'rise above affinity for family' to revive party


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Make Sharad Pawar chief after merging NCP with Congress: Ramdas Athawale

Observing that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are not keen on donning the mantle of Congress president, Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Saturday suggested the NCP be merged with the grand old party..
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Supreme Court rejects 6 states’ review plea on NEET, JEE (Main)

One of the first steps agreed at a meeting chaired by Congress president Sonia Gandhi with chief ministers of seven non-BJP ruled states fell flat on Friday with the Supreme Court rejecting a petition..
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I learnt so much from him, says Sonia Gandhi in letter to Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday expressed her condolences on the passing away of former President Pranab Mukherjee, saying that his life over the past 50 years mirrored 50 years of the..
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Learnt a lot from Pranab Da, he brought distinction to every post he held: Sonia Gandhi in her condolence message

Expressing great shock over the demise of former President Pranab Mukherjee, party president Sonia Gandhi on Monday said she learnt a lot from the Congress veteran, who brought distinction to every..
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Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi extends Onam greetings

"May the spirit of Onam - the harvest, regeneration and purity of Sadhya inspire to overcome the challenges of COVID-19," the Congress tweeted a message on behalf of the interim chief.
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We have a leader in Sonia, Rahul so no urgency for polls: Salman Khurshid

Uneasy conversations have been taking place between the Congress leadership and the G-23 since both sides emerged from a stormy CWC meeting following the letter to party chief Sonia Gandhi questioning..
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'Can't see heavens falling' for need of elected Congress president: Salman Khurshid

Asserting that there was no urgency to have an elected Congress president, senior leader Salman Khurshid on Sunday said he "can't see the heavens falling" for the need of a party chief as Sonia Gandhi..
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Stopping Rahul from leading party will destroy Cong: Sena MP Sanjay Raut

In his weekly column Rokhthok in the Sena mouthpiece Saamana, Sanjay Raut also said Congress lacks a leader who can stand up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi with full might. Referring to the letter by..
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Sonia: They want to silence the voice of people

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, in a stromg remark against “attempts to divide and derail the nation”, said on Saturday that divisive forces are spreading hatred across the country.
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Influence of dictatorship on country's democracy rising: Sonia Gandhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday alleged that anti-national and anti-poor forces were spreading hatred and venom of violence in India and the influence of 'tanashahi' (dictatorship) on the..
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Shashi Tharoor a 'guest artist' in Congress, says KPCC working president

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who was among the "group of 23" that wrote to Sonia Gandhi seeking urgent organisational overhaul, has come under attack from some leaders in Kerala, with a senior MP..
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Listen to students' voices, act as per their wishes: Sonia Gandhi to government on NEET, JEE

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday urged the government to listen to the voices of students on the issue of conducting NEET and JEE and act according to their wishes.
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Dissent in Congress: Revolt against Sonia Gandhi over 2 generations

The dust storm in the Congress over its leadership issue now threatens to take a toll on its leaders. Fresh issues are coming to the fore after the CWC meeting was held on August 24. The Likhimpur..
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Sonia Gandhi reforms house panels for a new look Congress during Monsoon Session of the Parliament

The Rajya Sabha Committee will now include Ahmed Patel, KC Venugopal, and Jairam Ramesh.
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No honest review of poll failure: G-23

Even 14 months after the 2019 elections, Congress has failed to undertake an honest introspection to analyse the reasons for its continued decline and the erosion in its base, the group of 23 dissident..
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Our victory that Congress will have full-time president after six months, party chief should be elected: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Senior Congress Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was among the 23 leaders who sent a letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi calling for sweeping changes in the party, on Thursday strongly pitched for elections..
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Shiv Sena hits out at Congress leaders who wrote letter to Sonia Gandhi

The Shiv Sena on Thursday alleged that the letter written by 23 senior Congress leaders to Sonia Gandhi over their demand for a "full time" party president was a "conspiracy to finish off Rahul..
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Unfortunate that Jitin Prasad is being targeted in UP: Kapil Sibal

Congress leader Kapil Sibal, who was among those who wrote a letter to party chief Sonia Gandhi seeking organisational overhaul, alleged that party leader Jitin Prasada is being targeted in UP...
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23 MLAs, ministers tested COVID positive in Punjab: Amarinder Singh ahead of assembly session

Singh revealed this fact during a video conference with Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who had held a virtual meeting with CMs of opposition-ruled states to discuss postponing of JEE-NEET exam.
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Facing fund crunch; lead opposition CMs to PM or President, Ashok Gehlot urges Sonia Gandhi


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At Sonia Gandhi-led opposition meet, 7 state CMs call for united fight against Centre: Who said what

While addressing a meeting of chief ministers via video-conferencing, Interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi lashed out at the Centre for not dealing with students' problems and the NEET, JEE exams..
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