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.

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

28 Jul 2021

'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

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

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

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.

Sidhu meets Sonia Gandhi amid Punjab Congress chief suspense

16 Jul 2021

Sidhu meets Sonia Gandhi amid Punjab Congress chief suspense

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday met party chief Sonia Gandhi as reports say the former is likely to be named the new Punjab party chief.

Congress should work to address vaccine hesitancy: Sonia Gandhi

24 Jun 2021

Congress should work to address vaccine hesitancy: Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said that the party must play an active role in ensuring full COVID-19 vaccination coverage and address vaccine hesitancy wherever evident.

Nadda writes to Sonia Gandhi, slams the Congress over COVID-19

11 May 2021

Nadda writes to Sonia Gandhi, slams the Congress over COVID-19

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda today wrote a letter to his Congress party counterpart, Sonia Gandhi, over the COVID-19 crisis in India.

'Need to put house in order,' Sonia Gandhi tells Congress

10 May 2021

'Need to put house in order,' Sonia Gandhi tells Congress

Acknowledging the "disappointing" results and the Congress's dismal performance in the recently-held Assembly elections, chief Sonia Gandhi on Monday said the party must take note of "serious setbacks" and "put our house in order."

Mamata Banerjee urges Sonia Gandhi, others to 'unite against BJP'

31 Mar 2021

Mamata Banerjee urges Sonia Gandhi, others to 'unite against BJP'

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today wrote to several key Opposition leaders including Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, suggesting a large collaboration to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party after the ongoing round of Assembly polls.

PM will chair committee formed to mark 75-years of freedom

06 Mar 2021

PM will chair committee formed to mark 75-years of freedom

On Friday, the government issued a gazette notification announcing the formation of a high-level committee to commemorate 75 years of India's independence on August 15, 2022.

'Tandav' row: Supreme Court says freedom of speech 'not absolute'

27 Jan 2021

'Tandav' row: Supreme Court says freedom of speech 'not absolute'

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that freedom of speech is not absolute while hearing petitions seeking a stay on cases filed against the makers of web series Tandav, which is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Congress to elect new party president in June: Details here

22 Jan 2021

Congress to elect new party president in June: Details here

The Congress on Friday decided that it will elect a new party president in June this year, after the Assembly elections in five poll-bound states, which are expected to be conducted by May, are concluded.

Tax officials record Robert Vadra's statement in benami properties case

04 Jan 2021

Tax officials record Robert Vadra's statement in benami properties case

Officials of the Income Tax department on Monday recorded businessman Robert Vadra's statement at his Delhi office in connection with the benami properties case.

Rahul Gandhi faces criticism over absence during Congress Foundation Day

28 Dec 2020

Rahul Gandhi faces criticism over absence during Congress Foundation Day

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been facing criticism by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for his absence at the party's Foundation Day event.

After meeting with rebels, Congress begins reshuffle in 4 states

20 Dec 2020

After meeting with rebels, Congress begins reshuffle in 4 states

The Indian National Congress party has started reshuffling leaders, beginning with organizational leadership changes in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Telangana.

Ready to work for Congress as all desire: Rahul Gandhi

19 Dec 2020

Ready to work for Congress as all desire: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said he is willing to "work for the party as all desire" at a meeting with party dissenters who wrote a letter criticizing the leadership in August.

Sonia Gandhi meets Congress dissenters, hunt for new chief on

19 Dec 2020

Sonia Gandhi meets Congress dissenters, hunt for new chief on

On Saturday morning, Congress President Sonia Gandhi met a section of dissenters, whose letter in August had sparked a major leadership crisis within the party.

Congress' structure has collapsed: "Dissenter" Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks again

23 Nov 2020

Congress' structure has collapsed: "Dissenter" Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks again

Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was one of the 23 signatories of the unprecedented letter written to party President Sonia Gandhi, has again given his opinion on the issues plaguing the grand old party, in the aftermath of poor performance in Bihar and other states.

Modi pays tribute to Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary

19 Nov 2020

Modi pays tribute to Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered late PM Indira Gandhi on her 103rd birth anniversary today. He also remembered freedom fighter Rani Lakshmibai on her 192nd birth anniversary.

Congress dissenters not asked to campaign in Bihar: Report

19 Nov 2020

Congress dissenters not asked to campaign in Bihar: Report

The rift in Congress, out in open after the recent debacle, took a new turn when sources close to leader Kapil Sibal said he hadn't been asked to campaign in Bihar, reports NDTV.

Congress not effective alternative anymore: Kapil Sibal after Bihar verdict

16 Nov 2020

Congress not effective alternative anymore: Kapil Sibal after Bihar verdict

Following the Congress's abysmal performance in the recently concluded Bihar Assembly Elections and bypolls in the country, senior party leader Kapil Sibal said people don't see the Congress as an "effective alternative" anymore.

After Bihar Assembly polls, major reshuffle likely in Congress

21 Oct 2020

After Bihar Assembly polls, major reshuffle likely in Congress

After the upcoming Assembly elections in Bihar, the Indian National Congress is reportedly expected to announce another organizational reshuffle.

Punjab government introduces resolution against Centre's farm laws

20 Oct 2020

Punjab government introduces resolution against Centre's farm laws

Punjab became the first opposition-ruled state to introduce a resolution against the Centre's three farm laws, that stirred massive protests in the state.

Hours after resigning from Congress, Kushboo Sundar joins BJP

12 Oct 2020

Hours after resigning from Congress, Kushboo Sundar joins BJP

Congress has lost one of its most fiery spokespersons as actor-turned-politician Kushboo Sundar joined the rival BJP on Monday.

Farmers continue protest; Congress-ruled states looking to "bypass" farm laws

29 Sep 2020

Farmers continue protest; Congress-ruled states looking to "bypass" farm laws

Farmers across the country are continuing their protest against three laws, that the Centre claims will give them access to markets of their choice. The Bills, which were passed in the Monsoon Session, became laws with President Ram Nath Kovind's signature on Sunday.

Sonia Gandhi heads abroad for health check-up

12 Sep 2020

Sonia Gandhi heads abroad for health check-up

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her son and party leader Rahul Gandhi will reportedly not attend the first part of the Parliament session, which starts on Monday.

Sena workers get bail after attack on retired Navy officer

12 Sep 2020

Sena workers get bail after attack on retired Navy officer

A group of six Shiv Sena party workers, who were arrested in connection with an assault on a retired Navy officer in Maharashtra's Mumbai, were granted bail on Saturday.

Why Kangana Ranaut got Y-plus security? Union Minister explains

12 Sep 2020

Why Kangana Ranaut got Y-plus security? Union Minister explains

Actor Kangana Ranaut, whose Y-plus category security cover ignited criticism about the misuse of taxpayers' money, was given the special treatment on request of her father, said MoS (Home), G Kishan Reddy, on Friday.

In Congress rejig, Azad gets axed, team Rahul records gains

12 Sep 2020

In Congress rejig, Azad gets axed, team Rahul records gains

Before she is expected to fly to the US for her annual medical check-up, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday reshuffled the party's ranks, dropping veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad as the General Secretary of AICC.

Letter writers dropped from Congress' A-teams formed for UP polls

07 Sep 2020

Letter writers dropped from Congress' A-teams formed for UP polls

Congress, eyeing a resurrection in politics, on Sunday evening announced seven committees for Uttar Pradesh polls, which are still two years away. Unsurprisingly, it handed over a major snub to notable leaders like Jitin Prasada and Raj Babbar, who had signed the letter to party President Sonia Gandhi demanding the party's re-haul.

Amid coronavirus crisis, JEE exam begins with stringent precautions

01 Sep 2020

Amid coronavirus crisis, JEE exam begins with stringent precautions

After much furor and protests, the JEE examination, meant for admission in prestigious government-run engineering colleges, started today and will continue till September 6.

Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away, had tested coronavirus positive

31 Aug 2020

Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away, had tested coronavirus positive

India's 13th President and Congress veteran Pranab Mukherjee passed away today, several days after he informed that he had contracted coronavirus.

NEET, JEE row: Six states file review plea in SC

28 Aug 2020

NEET, JEE row: Six states file review plea in SC

In a new development pertaining to the raging row around JEE, NEET examinations, ministers from six non-BJP-governed states filed a review plea in Supreme Court challenging the earlier order, that allowed the competitive tests to take place on schedule, despite worsening coronavirus situation.

In letter to Sonia, dissenters suggested 11-points for Congress' revival

28 Aug 2020

In letter to Sonia, dissenters suggested 11-points for Congress' revival

In the letter to President Sonia Gandhi, 23 Congress leaders outlined 11 points for the revival of the party, adding that honest introspection is the first step to take on ruling BJP.

JEE, NEET row: Congress will hold nationwide protest tomorrow

27 Aug 2020

JEE, NEET row: Congress will hold nationwide protest tomorrow

Congress will hold a nationwide protest tomorrow (August 28, Friday) against the Centre's decision to hold NEET and JEE competitive examinations next month, amid the coronavirus crisis.

NEET, JEE row: Sonia calls opposition-meet, Mamata suggests approaching SC

26 Aug 2020

NEET, JEE row: Sonia calls opposition-meet, Mamata suggests approaching SC

On Wednesday, at the opposition meeting convened by Congress President Sonia Gandhi on the controversy around JEE and NEET examinations, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee suggested approaching Supreme Court seeking a postponement.

Dinner hosted by Tharoor birthed letter which sparked Congress' crisis

25 Aug 2020

Dinner hosted by Tharoor birthed letter which sparked Congress' crisis

The idea of the unprecedented letter sent to Congress President Sonia Gandhi earlier this month was seeded nearly five months ago at a dinner hosted by Shashi Tharoor, who represents Thiruvananthapuram in the Lok Sabha, a report in HT said.

Sonia remains Congress chief; election of successor in 6 months

24 Aug 2020

Sonia remains Congress chief; election of successor in 6 months

The seven-hour long meeting of the Congress Working Committee has come to an end. During the meeting, it was decided that Sonia Gandhi will continue to serve as the interim President of the Indian National Congress (INC).

Dissenters v/s Gandhi loyalists at Congress meet: Know what's happening

24 Aug 2020

Dissenters v/s Gandhi loyalists at Congress meet: Know what's happening

The Congress Working Committee meeting, which is underway, has turned into a battle between the dissenters, who wanted an overhaul in the organization, and loyalists, who believe only the Gandhi family is capable of handling the reins.

Find new chief: Sonia Gandhi, keen on resigning, tells Congress

24 Aug 2020

Find new chief: Sonia Gandhi, keen on resigning, tells Congress

At the crucial Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting today, interim President Sonia Gandhi is likely to offer her resignation, amid a rift that emerged in the party after a letter was sent to her by 23 members demanding an overhaul in the organization.