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Sonia Gandhi

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Born: December 9, 1946 (age 71) in Lusiana

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Sonia Gandhi is an Italian-born Indian politician, who has served as President of the Indian National Congress party since 1998.

She is the widow of former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi who belonged to the Nehru–Gandhi family.

After her husband's assassination in 1991, she was invited by Congress leaders to take over the government but she refused and publicly stayed away from politics amidst constant prodding from the party.

She finally agreed to join politics in 1997; in 1998, she was elected President of the Congress party.

She has served as the Chairperson of the ruling United Progressive Alliance in the Lok Sabha since 2004.

In September 2010, on being re-elected for the fourth time, she became the longest serving president in the 125-year history of the Congress party.

Her foreign birth has been a subject of much debate and controversy.

Also controversial was her alleged friendship with Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, accused of being a middleman in the Bofors scandal.

Although Sonia is the fifth foreign-born person to be leader of the Congress Party, she is the first since independence in 1947.


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Robert Vadra reacts to gun brandishing at Delhi hotel, expresses concern over crime in city

Congress leader Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra on Tuesday expressed serious concern over the law and order situation in the city after a purported video of BSP leader's son brandishing a weapon..
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After remark on DMK event, Rajya Sabha MP Elangovan stripped of post

The DMK has said its Rajya Sabha MP TKS Elangovan has been relieved of the post of secretary, public relations, a party jargon that denotes the position of spokesperson. The main opposition party in..
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Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh), Oct 12 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah, taking a dig at Congress' dynastic politics said that only BJP and Communist parties select their leaders..

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Subramanian Swamy ने Russia President Putin से Sonia Gandhi के मांग& [Video]Subramanian Swamy ने Russia President Putin से Sonia Gandhi के मांग&  02:40

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy said that Russian President Vladimir Putin should prove that he is friends with India by declassifying files of Subhash Chandra Bose and Lal..

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Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh के घर के कचरे से Nitin Gadk [Video]Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh के घर के कचरे से Nitin Gadk  01:12

Nitin Gadkari has attacked Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh in a talk about things during a program. Nitin Gadkari said that he manures fertilizer from UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and former prime..

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Congress Working Committee holds meeting on Gandhi Jayanti in Wardha [Video]Congress Working Committee holds meeting on Gandhi Jayanti in Wardha  01:10

Wardha (Maharashtra), Oct 02 (ANI): The Congress Working Committee held meeting in Maharashtra’s Wardha on Tuesday. Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh along with..

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Gandhi Jayanti:Rahul और Sonia Gandhi ने खाने के बाद [Video]Gandhi Jayanti:Rahul और Sonia Gandhi ने खाने के बाद  01:29

WARDHA: UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi along with her son Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday washed their plates after their meal in Sevagram in Maharashtra's Wardha. In a video, the two along..

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Watch: Sonia, Rahul Gandhi do dishes after lunch at Sevagram Ashram [Video]Watch: Sonia, Rahul Gandhi do dishes after lunch at Sevagram Ashram  01:14

Wardha (Maharashtra), Oct 02 (ANI): Congress president Rahul Gandhi and mother Sonia Gandhi arrived at Sevagram Ashram to hold meeting on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary...

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Will tie up with Congress if it snaps ties with DMK: Kamal Haasan

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan said his party would be willing to join hands with Congress for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections if the latter snaps its ties with Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam..
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Putin must declassify Bose files, provide info on Sonia Gandhi: Subramanian Swamy

“Putin should prove he is our friend by declassifying files of Bose and Shastri,” said the senior BJP leader.
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Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi condoles loss of lives in New Farakka Express derailment near Rae Bareli

Sonia Gandhi hoped that the injured were provided prompt and expeditious medical aid, and relief, and a thorough inquiry would be conducted to affix responsibility and accountability, a party statement..
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Arun Jaitley to spend MP area development funds on Rae Bareli, says Uttar Pradesh BJP spokesperson

Rae Bareli is currently represented by Sonia Gandhi in the Lok Sabha, while the neighbouring constituency of Amethi is represented by Rahul Gandhi.
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