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Sonia Gandhi is the interim president of the Indian National Congress party and wife of former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. She is the chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance and the longest-serving president of the Congress. More

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  • PM Modi running his government in atmosphere of "fear": Sonia Gandhi Oct 02, 2020 08:04 PM IST

    PM Modi running his government in atmosphere of "fear": Sonia Gandhi

    In her speech, which many saw as the launch of her party's campaign for the Bihar elections, the process of which has already started, Sonia Gandhi said the common man was always at the centre of Congress's welfare programmes.

  • Sonia Gandhi urges Congress-ruled states to find ways to bypass Centre's farm laws Sep 28, 2020 09:29 PM IST

    Sonia Gandhi urges Congress-ruled states to find ways to bypass Centre's farm laws

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi referred to a rule that says state legislatures are allowed to enforce laws that are “repugnant to the parliament law”, even after they get the president’s nod. In 2015, former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had asked all Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled states to use the same provision.

  • Process to elect next party president set in motion: Congress Sep 13, 2020 04:00 PM IST

    Process to elect next party president set in motion: Congress

    Asked about the organisational changes made by Gandhi and the subsequent reported statements by some leaders who had written to her over party reforms, Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said he had not seen a single statement by any Congress leader on the issue and cannot comment on that.

  • Sonia Gandhi leaves for US for routine medical check-up, to miss first half of Parliament session Sep 12, 2020 09:53 PM IST

    Sonia Gandhi leaves for US for routine medical check-up, to miss first half of Parliament session

    Gandhi would be returning in the last week of September, and had cleared the Congress' organisational restructuring before departing.

  • Former PM Manmohan Singh confers British broadcaster David Attenborough with Indira Gandhi Peace Prize Sep 07, 2020 08:51 PM IST

    Former PM Manmohan Singh confers British broadcaster David Attenborough with Indira Gandhi Peace Prize

    The Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development was instituted in the memory of the former prime minister by a trust in her name in 1986.

  • Expelled Congress leaders urge Sonia Gandhi to 'rise above affinity for family' to revive party Sep 06, 2020 08:56 PM IST

    Expelled Congress leaders urge Sonia Gandhi to 'rise above affinity for family' to revive party

    The letter from the UP veterans comes days after 23 senior Congress leaders wrote to Sonia Gandhi, saying uncertainty over the party leadership has "demoralised Congress workers". They also said over-centralisation and micro-management have always proven counter-productive.

  • Influence of dictatorship on country's democracy rising: Sonia Gandhi Aug 29, 2020 03:51 PM IST

    Influence of dictatorship on country's democracy rising: Sonia Gandhi

    Sonia Gandhi also said that the founding fathers of the country would have never imagined that the Constitution and democracy will be in danger 75 years after the Independence as "bad thinking is now dominating, freedom of expression is in danger and democratic institutions are being ruined".

  • Letter-writers are snubbed in Sonia Gandhi's new House appointments Aug 28, 2020 03:36 PM IST

    Letter-writers are snubbed in Sonia Gandhi's new House appointments

    Loyalists get promoted and dissidents are ignored as Congress president Sonia Gandhi makes new appointments in both houses of Parliament.

  • JEE Main 2020, NEET 2020 exams: Centre doesn’t care about students, says Sonia Gandhi Aug 26, 2020 06:43 PM IST

    JEE Main 2020, NEET 2020 exams: Centre doesn’t care about students, says Sonia Gandhi

    In a meeting called by Gandhi to discuss JEE Main and NEET, Mamata asks opposition chief ministers to move SC, finds support in Amarinder Singh

  • Sonia Gandhi reaches out to CMs of West Bengal, Maharashtra and Jharkhand on GST compensation issue Aug 26, 2020 08:20 AM IST

    Sonia Gandhi reaches out to CMs of West Bengal, Maharashtra and Jharkhand on GST compensation issue

    The GST Council would be meeting on August 27 to discuss the issue of grant of compensation to states for the loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Letter to Sonia Gandhi was written with best interest of Congress 'in our hearts', says Anand Sharma Aug 25, 2020 09:32 PM IST

    Letter to Sonia Gandhi was written with best interest of Congress 'in our hearts', says Anand Sharma

    Anand Shrama, one of the 23 signatories to the letter written to Sonia Gandhi seeking an organisational overhaul, said on August 24 their intention was to convey "shared concerns" over the present environment in India.

  • In pics | A look at Congress' history of dissent Aug 25, 2020 04:48 PM IST

    In pics | A look at Congress' history of dissent

    Times when dissent caused Congress members to split or break away from the grand old party

  • Sonia Gandhi to continue as Congress interim head as CWC meet ends in high drama Aug 24, 2020 07:13 PM IST

    Sonia Gandhi to continue as Congress interim head as CWC meet ends in high drama

    It was also decided in the CWC meeting that a committee would be formed to help Sonia Gandhi in day-to-day functioning of the Congress party

  • Congress: 5 presidents from Nehru-Gandhi family, 13 from outside since independence Aug 24, 2020 07:11 PM IST

    Congress: 5 presidents from Nehru-Gandhi family, 13 from outside since independence

    The debate over whether a person from outside the Gandhi family was re-ignited last week when Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, in a year-old but recently published interview, endorsed her brother Rahul Gandhi's stand on a non-Gandhi president for the Congress, saying there are plenty of people capable of leading the party.

  • Congress leadership crisis: What we know so far about the CWC ruckus Aug 24, 2020 04:20 PM IST

    Congress leadership crisis: What we know so far about the CWC ruckus

    After more than 20 senior leaders wrote to the party chief seeking collective leadership and a revamp of major bodies, political analysts following developments foresee a turmoil within the Congress party.

  • Convince Rahul Gandhi to become Congress President if your health does not permit full-fledged dedication: Siddaramaiah to Sonia Gandhi Aug 24, 2020 02:40 PM IST

    Convince Rahul Gandhi to become Congress President if your health does not permit full-fledged dedication: Siddaramaiah to Sonia Gandhi

    Around 20 party leaders had written to Sonia Gandhi demanding a full-time, visible president and overhauling of the organisational structure including elections to the CWC and reconstitution of the Parliamentary board.

  • Sonia Gandhi offers to resign: When Congress last faced a similar leadership crisis as now Aug 24, 2020 12:49 PM IST

    Sonia Gandhi offers to resign: When Congress last faced a similar leadership crisis as now

    The Congress Working Committee meeting amid Sonia Gandhi’s decision to step down as the grand old party’s working president has a striking similarity with a past incident.

  • Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee urges Sonia Gandhi to continue as Congress president Aug 24, 2020 12:10 PM IST

    Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee urges Sonia Gandhi to continue as Congress president

    In case Sonia Gandhi made up her mind otherwise, the APCC wanted Rahul Gandhi to come forward and take up the responsibility as Congress president.

  • CWC meet underway, to discuss leadership issue Aug 24, 2020 11:35 AM IST

    CWC meet underway, to discuss leadership issue

    The party is divided on the leadership matter with a section demanding collective leadership and another reposing faith in the Gandhi family.

  • Congress crisis: Kamal Nath, Digvijaya Singh express faith in Sonia Gandhi's leadership Aug 24, 2020 10:45 AM IST

    Congress crisis: Kamal Nath, Digvijaya Singh express faith in Sonia Gandhi's leadership

    On August 23, several Congress leaders threw their weight behind the Gandhi family amid a growing tumult with the party deeply divided on the leadership issue ahead of the crucial Congress Working Committee meeting.

  • CWC Meeting highlights | Working Committee decided to strengthen hands of Rahul, Sonia Gandhi, says Congress Aug 24, 2020 10:04 AM IST

    CWC Meeting highlights | Working Committee decided to strengthen hands of Rahul, Sonia Gandhi, says Congress

    CWC meeting highlights: Sonia Gandhi has asked Congress Working Committee to relieve her as interim party chief.

  • Collective leadership vs Gandhis: Cracks wide open in Congress on CWC eve Aug 23, 2020 09:35 PM IST

    Collective leadership vs Gandhis: Cracks wide open in Congress on CWC eve

    While most of the leaders who have written the letter did not answer calls on Sunday, some who answered remained tight-lipped on the issue having set the stage for a CWC debate on the need for a Gandhi versus a non-Gandhi Congress President.

  • Sonia Gandhi to step down as interim Congress president: Report Aug 23, 2020 05:11 PM IST

    Sonia Gandhi to step down as interim Congress president: Report

    The report also claimed citing sources that the veteran leader sent a formal reply in which she had said that her stint as interim president for one year was complete and she would like to step down from the party president's post and that the party would have to choose a new president.

  • Congress Working Committee to meet via video-conference on August 24 amid leadership debate Aug 23, 2020 11:30 AM IST

    Congress Working Committee to meet via video-conference on August 24 amid leadership debate

    There has been a clamour among some party leaders for Rahul Gandhi to take over as the Congress president again.

  • 100 Congress leaders wrote to Sonia Gandhi seeking leadership change, claims Sanjay Jha Aug 17, 2020 04:41 PM IST

    100 Congress leaders wrote to Sonia Gandhi seeking leadership change, claims Sanjay Jha

    Congress denies the claim, saying it's an attempt by the BJP to divert attention from Facebook-BJP links

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