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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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  • Can Priyanka Gandhi prevent a possible split in the Congress? Oct 12, 2021 03:33 PM IST

    Can Priyanka Gandhi prevent a possible split in the Congress?

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, it is believed, is trying to avert a showdown. Party sources said a senior Congress leader, acting as her emissary, is trying to prevail upon the G-23 dissenters not to confront the leadership at the October 16 CWC

  • Congress may hold CWC by month-end to discuss internal issues Oct 06, 2021 07:57 PM IST

    Congress may hold CWC by month-end to discuss internal issues

    The party sources said Sonia Gandhi has already indicated that the meeting of the CWC will be convened soon and internal issues will be debated.

  • With friends like these, the Congress doesn't need enemies Oct 01, 2021 08:20 AM IST

    With friends like these, the Congress doesn't need enemies

    The Congress needs to deliver the strong opposition that is a must for democracy

  • Punjab Crisis | In the Singh-Sidhu battle, Congress is the real loser Sep 20, 2021 10:32 AM IST

    Punjab Crisis | In the Singh-Sidhu battle, Congress is the real loser

    A frank face-to-face conversation between Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu was all that was needed. Instead, the Congress high command chose the monarchical style of trouble-shooting through courtiers, caucuses and committees. Failure was predestined 

  • Congress leaders fear ripple effect from Punjab turmoil Sep 19, 2021 09:36 PM IST

    Congress leaders fear ripple effect from Punjab turmoil

    A former AICC office-bearer said once any party heavyweight dissents in the open, things may snowball further, hinting at a possible rebellion by Amarinder Singh in the run-up to Punjab assembly polls slated in the next few months.

  • Shashi Tharoor calls for permanent president to head Congress Sep 18, 2021 06:57 PM IST

    Shashi Tharoor calls for permanent president to head Congress

    Tharoor was speaking to reporters after the inauguration of the office of Muvattupuzha legislator Mathew Kuzhalnadan here.

  • Will quit CM post moment Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi ask me to do so: Bhupesh Baghel Aug 25, 2021 10:56 PM IST

    Will quit CM post moment Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi ask me to do so: Bhupesh Baghel

    Asked about opposition BJP's demand for clarification on the issue of rotation of the chief minister's post, Baghel said it was worried because there was a 'farmers' government' in Chhattisgarh.

  • Those who believe in democracy, secularism must come together: Sharad Pawar Aug 20, 2021 07:47 PM IST

    Those who believe in democracy, secularism must come together: Sharad Pawar

    "The current scenario in India appears very gloomy. Farmers are protesting for many months, it’s an anguishing picture for a democratic country like India. The nation is facing many issues like inflation, economic slowdown, Covid mitigation, unemployment, border disputes, issue of the minority communities etc,” NCP chief tweeted.

  • The new Shiv Sena is more a natural ally of Congress than BJP Aug 19, 2021 08:26 AM IST

    The new Shiv Sena is more a natural ally of Congress than BJP

    The Shiv Sena seems to be at ease in its alliance with the Congress and there seems to be a natural cohesion between the two parties. This is in stark contrast to its alliance with the BJP where visible differences were common 

  • Congress women's wing chief Sushmita Dev quits; Party moves on with eyes wide shut, reacts Kapil Sibal Aug 16, 2021 09:42 AM IST

    Congress women's wing chief Sushmita Dev quits; Party moves on with eyes wide shut, reacts Kapil Sibal

    Dev, a former member of Lok Sabha from Silchar in Assam and daughter of seven-time parliamentarian Santosh Mohan Dev, is likely to join Trinamool Congress.

  • Sonia Gandhi might invite Opposition leaders for dinner: Report Aug 12, 2021 03:12 PM IST

    Sonia Gandhi might invite Opposition leaders for dinner: Report

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi will invite Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to the dinner

  • Punjab CM Amarinder Singh meets Sonia Gandhi, asked to work together with state Congress chief Aug 11, 2021 08:34 AM IST

    Punjab CM Amarinder Singh meets Sonia Gandhi, asked to work together with state Congress chief

    This was the first time that Singh met the party president after the appointment of Navjot Singh Sidhu as Punjab Congress chief, despite his opposition.

  • In-Depth | Sidhu 1: Captain 0, crisis far from over; What's next in Punjab Congress saga? Jul 23, 2021 03:55 PM IST

    In-Depth | Sidhu 1: Captain 0, crisis far from over; What's next in Punjab Congress saga?

    The Punjab Congress drama, though defined by the public spat between CM Captain Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu, is considered by analysts to be a veiled confrontation between the party high command and the 'old guard'

  • Sonia Gandhi asks Congress MPs to strongly raise issues of price rise, farmers' stir, COVID-19 in Parliament Jul 19, 2021 08:44 AM IST

    Sonia Gandhi asks Congress MPs to strongly raise issues of price rise, farmers' stir, COVID-19 in Parliament

    Party MPs would be moving adjournment motions in Lok Sabha to demand a discussion on these issues, party leaders said ahead of the commencement of the Monsoon session from Monday.

  • Navjot Singh Sidhu appointed as Punjab Congress chief with immediate effect Jul 18, 2021 09:43 PM IST

    Navjot Singh Sidhu appointed as Punjab Congress chief with immediate effect

    Apart from this, the Congress president Sonia Gandhi also appointed Sangat Singh Gilzian, Sukhwinder Singh Danny, Pawan Goel and Kuljit Singh Nagra as working president of Punjab PCC.

  • Amid Prashant Kishor-Congress buzz, Mamata Banerjee to visit Delhi on July 25, meet Sonia Gandhi: Reports Jul 15, 2021 03:16 PM IST

    Amid Prashant Kishor-Congress buzz, Mamata Banerjee to visit Delhi on July 25, meet Sonia Gandhi: Reports

    Prashant Kishor, who has fuelled speculations with his meeting with senior Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, had managed the TMC's election campaign in Bengal.

  • Congress chief Sonia Gandhi calls Parliamentary strategy group meet on July 14 Jul 13, 2021 08:21 AM IST

    Congress chief Sonia Gandhi calls Parliamentary strategy group meet on July 14

    Among those who will attend the July 14 meeting are Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.

  • Congress members should work to address vaccine hesitancy: Sonia Gandhi Jun 24, 2021 02:15 PM IST

    Congress members should work to address vaccine hesitancy: Sonia Gandhi

    Sonia Gandhi also said that the country needs to prepare for the possible third wave and take proactive measures so that children are spared this calamity.

  • Sonia Gandhi convenes meet on June 24 to discuss Congress' plan to hold protests against govt Jun 21, 2021 03:49 PM IST

    Sonia Gandhi convenes meet on June 24 to discuss Congress' plan to hold protests against govt

    In the meeting, which will be held virtually, party leaders will also discuss the current Covid and political situations. They will give their suggestions for taking on the government and reaching out to the people to highlight its failures, sources said.

  • Congress Leadership Crisis | Internal rebellion is an intermittent problem Jun 15, 2021 10:43 AM IST

    Congress Leadership Crisis | Internal rebellion is an intermittent problem

    As the Congress is facing rumblings from within in its state units in Punjab and Rajasthan, the central leadership will do well to understand that succumbing to such pressure tactics is not an option 

  • Trouble in Congress’ Punjab unit is latest example of a weakening high command Jun 07, 2021 01:30 PM IST

    Trouble in Congress’ Punjab unit is latest example of a weakening high command

    The crisis in Congress-ruled Punjab arose due to Navjot Singh Sidhu’s restlessness turning into a potential rebellion, the AAP’s reported growth in the state, and Chief Minister Amrinder Singh’s insistence on cornering all glory

  • Amarinder-Sidhu row: Sonia Gandhi sets up 3-member panel to resolve differences among leaders in Punjab May 28, 2021 08:11 PM IST

    Amarinder-Sidhu row: Sonia Gandhi sets up 3-member panel to resolve differences among leaders in Punjab

    The committee comes in the wake of infighting and factionalism within the Punjab unit of the Congress ahead of 2022 assembly elections in the state.

  • Opposition parties back farmers' countrywide protest on May 26, urge Centre to resume talks May 23, 2021 08:02 PM IST

    Opposition parties back farmers' countrywide protest on May 26, urge Centre to resume talks

    The Samyukta Kisan Morcha has called a countrwide protest on May 26 to mark the completion of six months of their agitation against the Centre's farm reform laws.

  • Provide free treatment for mucormycosis, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi tells PM Narendra Modi May 22, 2021 02:22 PM IST

    Provide free treatment for mucormycosis, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi tells PM Narendra Modi

    In a letter addressed to PM Narendra Modi, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi said she was urging the Centre to take immediate action to bring relief to patients afflicted by mucormycosis.

  • Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Modi, seeks free education for kids orphaned during pandemic May 20, 2021 02:58 PM IST

    Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Modi, seeks free education for kids orphaned during pandemic

    "I am writing to request you to consider providing free education at the Navodaya Vidyalayas to children who have lost either both parents or an earning parent on account of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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