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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.