Articles about Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi is an Indian politician. She was born on December 9, 1946, in Veneto, Italy. She used to live in Italy until she married Rajiv Gandhi. After her marriage, she moved to India. She joined family's political party after the assassination of her mother-in-law and her husband's election as PM. She served as President of Indian National Congress from 1998 to 2017.

Chintan Shivir: Congress approves 'one-family, one-ticket' rule, but with exceptions

15 May 2022

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Chintan Shivir: Congress approves 'one-family, one-ticket' rule, but with exceptions

The Congress Working Committee (CWC), the top decision-making body of the party, endorsed organizational reform measures on Sunday, including the implementation of the 'one-family, one-ticket' rule.

Congress plans 'padyatras' from Kashmir to Kanyakumari over unemployment

15 May 2022

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Congress plans 'padyatras' from Kashmir to Kanyakumari over unemployment

The Congress intends to take out padyatras (foot marches) across the country to raise the issue of unemployment and hold janta durbars (public meetings) to connect with the people.

BJP brutalizing minorities, glorifying killers of Gandhiji: Sonia Gandhi

13 May 2022

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BJP brutalizing minorities, glorifying killers of Gandhiji: Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday launched a stinging attack on the BJP and PM Narendra Modi in her inaugural address at the party's ongoing three-day brainstorming session—Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir—being held in Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Congress's 'Chintan Shivir' conclave begins: Details here

13 May 2022

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Congress's 'Chintan Shivir' conclave begins: Details here

The three-day brainstorming session, or "Chintan Shivir," of the Congress began in Udaipur, Rajasthan, on Friday.

Rahul for Congress chief again? Clamor grows before Chintan Shivir

12 May 2022

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Rahul for Congress chief again? Clamor grows before Chintan Shivir

Ahead of the Congress's three-day 'Chintan Shivir' in Rajasthan's Udaipur from May 13, clamor for the return of Rahul Gandhi as party chief could reportedly grow.

Karnataka: Congress demands probe into BJP MLA Yatnal's allegations

07 May 2022

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Karnataka: Congress demands probe into BJP MLA Yatnal's allegations

The recent accusation by Karnataka BJP MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal that he was offered the Karnataka chief minister post for Rs. 2,500 crore has sparked a political controversy.

Sachin Pilot asks Congress for Rajasthan CM post 'without delay'

28 Apr 2022

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Sachin Pilot asks Congress for Rajasthan CM post 'without delay'

Rajasthan Congress leader Sachin Pilot has reportedly asked interim party chief Sonia Gandhi to make him the chief minister "without any delay," according to NDTV.

Here's why Prashant Kishor is not joining Congress

27 Apr 2022

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Here's why Prashant Kishor is not joining Congress

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor on Tuesday declined to join the Congress and said he will not take responsibility for the 2024 general elections.

Congress announces 'Empowered Action Group' for 2024; silent on PK

25 Apr 2022

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Congress announces 'Empowered Action Group' for 2024; silent on PK

Congress held a crucial meeting on Monday during which party chief Sonia Gandhi decided to constitute an "Empowered Action Group" for the 2024 general elections.

Amid Congress-PK talks, KCR ropes in I-PAC for 2023 elections

25 Apr 2022

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Amid Congress-PK talks, KCR ropes in I-PAC for 2023 elections

Amid speculation about poll strategist Prashant Kishor joining the Congress, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has appointed the Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) to steer its 2023 Assembly election campaign.

PK's Congress entry almost confirmed; final decision by Sonia Gandhi

23 Apr 2022

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PK's Congress entry almost confirmed; final decision by Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi will soon reportedly take the final call on poll strategist Prashant Kishor's entry into the grand old party.

Is Prashant Kishor looking to get top post in Congress?

22 Apr 2022

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Is Prashant Kishor looking to get top post in Congress?

Congress President Sonia Gandhi is likely to organize one final meeting with well-known poll strategist Prashant Kishor and persuade him to join the party with an "attractive offer," India Today reported.

2024 in sight, Sonia Gandhi meets Prashant Kishor again

20 Apr 2022

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2024 in sight, Sonia Gandhi meets Prashant Kishor again

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor met Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday evening — their second meeting since Saturday.

Congress 'Chintan Shivir' to examine Prashant Kishor's plan next month

20 Apr 2022

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Congress 'Chintan Shivir' to examine Prashant Kishor's plan next month

A month after facing an electoral fiasco in five states, the Congress party is planning to hold a three-day brainstorming session—called "Chintan Shivir"—from May 13 to 15.

Congress asks Prashant Kishor to join party: Details here

16 Apr 2022

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Congress asks Prashant Kishor to join party: Details here

The Congress on Saturday asked poll strategist Prashant Kishor to join the party rather than work as a consultant.

Congress' revival essential for democracy, society: Sonia Gandhi

05 Apr 2022

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Congress' revival essential for democracy, society: Sonia Gandhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said the revival of Congress is not just important for them but also for democracy and society.

'No questions on leadership': Ghulam Nabi Azad after meeting Sonia

19 Mar 2022

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'No questions on leadership': Ghulam Nabi Azad after meeting Sonia

Ghulam Nabi Azad, the leader of G-23--the dissident group within Congress--met party president Sonia Gandhi on Friday.

Congress's G-23 leaders to meet Sonia Gandhi: Details here

19 Mar 2022

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Congress's G-23 leaders to meet Sonia Gandhi: Details here

Congress's interim president Sonia Gandhi and her son, former party chief Rahul Gandhi, are reportedly likely to meet the party's G-23 leaders—a group of change-seekers—over the weekend to resolve its leadership crisis.

Sonia Gandhi fires 5 state Congress chiefs over poll drubbing

16 Mar 2022

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Sonia Gandhi fires 5 state Congress chiefs over poll drubbing

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday asked the party's chiefs in five states--where it suffered massive defeats in assembly polls last week--to put in their resignations.

BJP MPs chant "Modi-Modi" in Parliament as Budget session resumes

14 Mar 2022

India
BJP MPs chant "Modi-Modi" in Parliament as Budget session resumes

The second leg of Parliament's Budget session began on Monday, with proceedings continuing in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

Sonia Gandhi to remain Congress president, decides CWC

13 Mar 2022

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Sonia Gandhi to remain Congress president, decides CWC

Sonia Gandhi will continue as the Congress president, the party's top decision-making body - Congress Working Committee (CWC) decided on Sunday after a four-and-half-hour meeting.

Budget session to resume tomorrow; Congress unsure of Opposition unity

13 Mar 2022

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Budget session to resume tomorrow; Congress unsure of Opposition unity

The second leg of the Parliament's Budget session of Parliament will begin on Monday.

Sonia Gandhi chairs key Congress meeting after election losses

13 Mar 2022

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Sonia Gandhi chairs key Congress meeting after election losses

The top body of the Indian National Congress party held a meeting on Sunday after the recent assembly elections in five states.

Sonia Gandhi to hold Congress parliamentary strategy meet today

13 Mar 2022

India
Sonia Gandhi to hold Congress parliamentary strategy meet today

After suffering a crushing defeat in the recently concluded assembly elections in five states, Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) President Sonia Gandhi will hold an important meeting on Sunday at 10 am to discuss the party's poll performance.

Another setback for Congress as ex-Minister Ashwani Kumar quits party

15 Feb 2022

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Another setback for Congress as ex-Minister Ashwani Kumar quits party

In another setback for Congress, former Union Minister Ashwani Kumar resigned from the party on Tuesday.

Sonia Gandhi not among star campaigners for UP polls phase-4

07 Feb 2022

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Sonia Gandhi not among star campaigners for UP polls phase-4

Congress President Sonia Gandhi is not among the party's top campaigners in Uttar Pradesh's (UP) fourth phase of assembly elections.

CBSE Class X 'misogynist' question dropped after controversy reaches Parliament

13 Dec 2021

India
CBSE Class X 'misogynist' question dropped after controversy reaches Parliament

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has removed a controversial comprehension passage from its Class X English board examination.

Amarinder Singh resigns from Congress, announces new party's name

02 Nov 2021

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Amarinder Singh resigns from Congress, announces new party's name

Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has resigned from the Congress party.

Punjab: Sidhu writes to Sonia Gandhi, highlights 13 poll issues

17 Oct 2021

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Punjab: Sidhu writes to Sonia Gandhi, highlights 13 poll issues

Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu has written a letter to interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi, highlighting 13 key issues for the poll-bound state.

New Congress chief to be appointed by September 2022

16 Oct 2021

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New Congress chief to be appointed by September 2022

Elections to appoint the new Congress party president will be held by September 2022, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) decided in a meting today, NDTV reported citing sources.

'Not Ji Huzoor-23': Kapil Sibal, others question Punjab crisis

29 Sep 2021

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'Not Ji Huzoor-23': Kapil Sibal, others question Punjab crisis

Congress leader Kapil Sibal today expressed disappointment over the functioning of party and questioned its leadership amid an embarrassing crisis in the party's Punjab unit.

After Amarinder Singh quits, who will be next Punjab CM?

19 Sep 2021

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After Amarinder Singh quits, who will be next Punjab CM?

After the surprise exit of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, speculations are rife about who will succeed him as the CM of the poll-bound state.

Amarinder Singh quits as Punjab CM amid pressure from Congress

18 Sep 2021

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Amarinder Singh quits as Punjab CM amid pressure from Congress

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today submitted his resignation from the post after meeting state Governor Banwarilal Purohit.

Punjab: CM faces revolt; ministers, MLAs say they've 'lost faith'

24 Aug 2021

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Punjab: CM faces revolt; ministers, MLAs say they've 'lost faith'

Trouble is mounting again in Punjab as dozens of MLAs and ministers have openly revolted against Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, seeking his replacement ahead of Assembly elections next year.

Sushmita Dev joins TMC day after resigning from Congress

16 Aug 2021

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Sushmita Dev joins TMC day after resigning from Congress

A day after resigning from the Indian National Congress, Sushmita Dev on Monday joined West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress.

Another Opposition union as Sonia Gandhi plans meet next week

12 Aug 2021

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Another Opposition union as Sonia Gandhi plans meet next week

After Opposition parties put up a united front in Parliament, Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi has reportedly planned a get-together of Opposition leaders.

'Anybody can lead, wouldn't impose opinion': Mamata on Opposition coalition

28 Jul 2021

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'Anybody can lead, wouldn't impose opinion': Mamata on Opposition coalition

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said that Opposition parties should unite against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in view of the 2024 Indian general elections.

Mamata Banerjee sets up inquiry panel to probe Pegasus scandal

26 Jul 2021

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Mamata Banerjee sets up inquiry panel to probe Pegasus scandal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday ordered a formal investigation into the Pegasus snooping scandal in the state.

Sonia Gandhi names Navjot Singh Sidhu Punjab Congress chief

18 Jul 2021

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Sonia Gandhi names Navjot Singh Sidhu Punjab Congress chief

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu was on Sunday appointed the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President after days of high drama.

Sonia Gandhi reshuffles Congress Parliamentary groups ahead of monsoon session

18 Jul 2021

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Sonia Gandhi reshuffles Congress Parliamentary groups ahead of monsoon session

In a major reshuffle of Congress' Parliamentary groups, party chief Sonia Gandhi reconstituted its Parliamentary hierarchy in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha ahead of the Parliament's monsoon session.

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