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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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Mala fide intention behind I-T reassessment notice: Sonia Gandhi tells HC


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No income generated from Young India-National Herald transaction: Sonia Gandhi to Delhi HC

Young Indian (YI), which was incorporated in November 2010 with a capital of Rs 50 lakh, had acquired almost all shareholdings of the AJL, which owns the National Herald newspaper.
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Sonia Gandhi, Oscar Fernandes move HC in National Herald case: Highlights

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party leader Oscar Fernandes challenging the reopening of their assessments by the Income tax Department regarding the Young Indian-National Herald transactions. ​
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Congress vexed as Mayawati pursies expansion dream

BSP President Mayawati's quest for Lok Sabha seats outside her Uttar Pradesh (UP) bastion is giving anxious moments to the Congress, which is cobbling up a Grand Alliance or Mahagathbandhan ahead of..
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Sonia Gandhi leads Opposition MPs protest against Rafale deal on last day of Monsoon Session of Parliament

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and various MPs of CPI and AAP protested against the Rafale deal on the last day on Parliament's Monsoon Session
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Rafale deal: Opposition steps up pressure

The party led a protest of Opposition MPs, which was joined by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
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Sonia leads Congress protest on Rafale deal, seeks JPC probe

On the last day of Parliament's monsoon session, UPA Chairperson and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on Friday led her party MPs in their protest against the Narendra Modi government on the controversial..
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Led by Sonia Gandhi, opposition MPs hold protests over Rafale deal

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Parliament Live: Sonia Gandhi leads Congress protest over Rafale, says party's stand on Triple Talaq is clear

On the last day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, the much-debated Triple Talaq Bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha, a day after Union Cabinet approved an amendment to the bill.
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Triple talaq bill: Sonia Gandhi says party's position clear


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UPA braves loss, accuses Naveen Patnaik of playing into BJP hands

Braving the defeat of Congress candidate BK Hariprasad in RS deputy chairman’s election, Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said the Opposition unity was intact and in politics a win or a loss are a part of..
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Hari vs Hari: NDA wins big Rajya Sabha fight

The Narendra Modi government scored its first emphatic win in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday when the ruling NDA candidate, Harivansh Narayan Singh, won the election to the Deputy Chairperson's post in..
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SC/ST act: Rahul Gandhi accuses PM Modi of anti-Dalit mindset, Amit Shah hits back

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The reaction of the former Congress president came a few hours after National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh was announced as the new Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha
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Muthuvel Karunanidhi was a president of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, a regional party, but his political clout extended beyond the southern state and made him an indispensable leader in national politics..
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