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22-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Sonia Gandhi takes on Narendra Modi

Ahead of the fourth phase of assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of depriving people of their welfare schemes.Saying she had abstained from election campaign "due to some reasons", Gandhi...

18-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Ex-PDP MP Tariq Hameed Karra joins Congress

Five months after he quit the People's Democratic Party (PDP), MP Tariq Hameed Karra on Saturday joined the Congress party here. He attacked the central government for "mishandling" the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.Addressing reporters at the Congress party...

21-Nov-2016 New Delhi

In politics, one is elected and defeated democratically : Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday admitted that people do look at the Gandhi family as a promoter of dynasty politics, but also said that "politics was different from other professions" as one has to face elections every five years."I understand that...

21-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Indira didn't want to be in politics : Sonia Gandhi

Contrary to popular belief, late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was not "terribly keen" to join politics and given a chance, she would have led a normal womans life, her daughter-in-law and Congress President Sonia Gandhi said on Monday.In an interview to India...

21-Nov-2016 New Delhi

My first conversation with Indira Gandhi was in French: Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday said her first conversation with her mother-in-law Indira Gandhi was in French."I met Indira Gandhi in 1965. She started conversing with me in French in our first conversation," the Congress President said in an interview...

21-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Sonia Gandhi confident of Congress returning to power

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday expressed confidence that the party would gain strength to be able to come to power on its own."It is absolutely possible. I think we will come up from 44 seats to gain the number of seats needed to get full majority...

21-Nov-2016 Allahabad

Sonia Gandhi , Rahul Gandhi attend photo exhibit on Indira's life

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday attended the inauguration of a photo exhibition on late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's life to mark her birth centenary celebrations.Sonia daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was also present...

21-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Joining politics was my first tough decision : Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi said on Monday that joining politics was her first tough decision."Whether to join politics or not was the first tough decision that I took," Sonia Gandhi said in an interview to India Today news channel at the Swaraj Bhavan in...

21-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Narendra Modi absolutely not like Indira : Sonia Gandhi

There can be "absolutely" no comparison between Indira Gandhi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Sonia Gandhi said emphatically on Monday.In an interview to India Today news channel, asked what she thought about comparisons by some BJP leaders...

15-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Sonia Gandhi chairs Congress meet

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday chaired a meeting at 10, Janpath here to discuss the strategy ahead of the winter session of the Parliament which begins on Wednesday.Congress will take up the issue of demonetisation during the parliament session to...

29-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Congress constitutes screening committee for Punjab polls

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday constituted a screening committee for the upcoming Punjab assembly elections with Ashok Gehlot as its chairman."Congress President Sonia Gandhi has constituted the screening committee for the forthcoming Punjab assembly...

19-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Sonia Gandhi approves new appointments in Congress Punjab unit

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday approved the appointment of new office-bearers in the party's state unit in poll-bound Punjab.Ravinder Pal Singh, Sukhwinder Singh Saini and Rajanbir Singh have been made state General Secretaries, a party statement...

05-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Sonia Gandhi, Dr. Manmohan Singh meet Sri Lankan PM

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met visiting Sri Lankan Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe here on Wednesday.This was Sonia Gandhi's first public engagement since she fell ill during the party's Varanasi roadshow ahead of the...

28-Sep-2016 New Delhi

Peres helped build Indo-Israel ties : Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday mourned the death of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, saying he gave strength and goodwill to Indo-Israeli relationship.Describing him as a defining political figure, Gandhi said in a condolence message that...

18-Sep-2016 New Delhi

Attack on army camp cowardly act : Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday described as "cowardly" the terrorist attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir which left 17 soldiers dead.Gandhi deplored "the affront on our national conscience" and hoped that "the forces behind (the attackers)...

08-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Sonia Gandhi recovering well, likely to be discharged this week

Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who underwent surgery to fix a dislocated shoulder after she collapsed due to exhaustion during a rally at Varanasi, is recovering well and is likely to be discharged later this week, hospital authorities said on Monday."Sonia...

03-Aug-2016 Lucknow

Sonia-Rahul grab eyeballs in UP, but will votes follow?

Congress President Sonia Gandhi succeeded in grabbing eyeballs at her aborted road show in Varanasi on Tuesday. She briefly interacted with party workers and supporters who thronged both sides of the roads for a glimpse of her, but her planned obeisance at the...

02-Aug-2016 Varanasi

Sonia Gandhi arrives to rousing reception in Varanasi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi arrived to a rousing welcome here on Tuesday, with party workers lining up both sides of the road from the airport and raising slogans hailing her.After reaching the Babarpur airport, she spent some time in the VIP lounge and then...

28-Jul-2016 Srinagar

Ghulam Ahmad Mir meets Sonia Gandhi

Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) chief, G.A. Mir Thursday called on Congress President Sonia Gandhi at her residence 10. Janpath, in New Delhi and briefed her about the current unrest prevailing in the Valley.In a statement issued to KNS,...

28-Jul-2016 New Delhi

Mahasweta Devi was India's conscience keeper: Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday condoled the death of eminent writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi, describing her as "India's conscience keeper, whose words echoed her inner voice, representing the voiceless and faceless countrymen". "India...

27-Jul-2016 New Delhi

Sonia Gandhi pays tribute to Kalam on first death anniversary

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday paid homage to former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on his first death anniversary, terming him a true humanist and "an ardent believer in unleashing India's true potential"."Dr. Kalam was a true humanist, a pioneering...

27-Jul-2016 Srinagar

Rahul Gandhi, Vikram aditya, Mir visits pellet injured in AIIMS

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi accompanied by JKPCC Chief G.A. Mir visited injured in AIIMS  New Delhi, the youngsters with grievous injuries namely Insha (Sedho Shopian), Asif (Khanabl Anantag),Junaid (Qazigund), Firdous (Sopore) and Zahid (Sopore)...

23-Jul-2016 New Delhi

Sonia Gandhi pays tribute to Chandra Shekhar Azad

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday paid tribute to revolutionary freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad on his 110th birth anniversary.Remembering him as the brave son of India she said: "Azad inspired youth to fight for India's freedom and values that...

23-Jul-2016 New Delhi

Sonia Gandhi flags off bus yatra to UP

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday flagged off here a three-day bus yatra to Uttar Pradesh which is intended to inform the people about the failures of successive non-Congress governments in the state.The bus yatra, with a message '27 saal, UP behal',...

21-Jul-2016 Ahmedabad

Rahul Gandhi meets Una Dalit victims, assures help

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday visited Una town in Gujarat and met the family members of Dalit men who were brutally assaulted by cow protection vigilantes last week.Balu, the father of a Dalit youth who was beaten up, showed his wounds to Gandhi...

20-Jul-2016 New Delhi

Militants must be dealt with firmly: Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said "militants must be dealt with firmly, even though an introspection was required as to what had driven scores of youths to such levels of anger and protest in Jammu and Kashmir."Addressing the Congress Parliamentary...

20-Jul-2016 New Delhi

Congress will raise Una issue in Parliament: Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday condemning the atrocities against Dalits and minorities said that the party will raise the Una issue in Parliament, where a Dalit committed suicide on Tuesday.Addressing the Congress Parliamentary Party meeting here,...

14-Jul-2016 Nanded (Maharashtra)

Sonia Gandhi pays tributes to S.B. Chavan

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday paid tributes to the memory of Shankarrao B. Chavan, who twice served as Maharashtra Chief Minister, on the occasion of his 96th birth anniversary."Known as a 'headmaster', Chavan was a close confidante of late prime...

27-Jun-2016 New Delhi

Congress in-charge of Punjab meets Sonia Gandhi

Congress leader Asha Kumari, appointed in-charge in Punjab replacing Kamal Nath, met party president Sonia Gandhi on Monday.An MLA from Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh, Asha Kumari was convicted in a land grab case in February and was sentenced to one year imprisonment....

31-May-2016 Lucknow

Charges against Robert Vadra a conspiracy: Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday billed the allegations levelled against her son-in-law Robert Vadra of owning a house in London, funded by an arms dealer, as "yet another conspiracy of the BJP-led government towards Congress-Mukt Bharat".Talking to...

31-May-2016 Rae Bareli/New Delhi

Sonia Gandhi backs Robert Vadra on 'owning' benami property in London

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday backed her son-in-law Robert Vadra over the allegation that he owns a 'benami' property in London, saying the charge is a political conspiracy.She also dared the government to investigate the allegation 'unbiasedly'.Senior...

12-May-2016 New Delhi

Uttarakhand CM meets Sonia Gandhi, says state's development main focus

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Thursday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi, a day after his government was reinstated following a floor test as per the Supreme Court order.The chief minister said the hill state's development remained his focus, adding...

09-May-2016 Thiruvananthapuram

India is my home, this is where I will die: Sonia Gandhi

In an emotion-choked voice, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday described herself as "the daughter-in-law of Indira Gandhi" and said she will die only in India."Yes, I was born in Italy. But in 1968 I came to India as the daughter-in-law of (then...

06-May-2016 New Delhi

Sonia Gandhi attacks Modi government, Congress leaders court arrest

Facing charges of corruption, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday took to the streets to accuse the government of working under RSS' diktat and pledged that her party won't be cowed down.Addressing thousands of supporters in the heart of the capital,...

06-May-2016 New Delhi

Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi , Manmohan Singh court arrest

Senior Congress leaders, including party president Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh, on Friday courted arrest after they were stopped from going to Parliament House as part of their "Save Democracy March".The...

06-May-2016 New Delhi

Power-hungry BJP killing democracy: Sonia Gandhi

Destabilising elected governments in states with a motive to capture power all over, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is "killing democracy", Congress president Sonia Gandhi said here on Friday."Their (BJP) lust for power is increasing and thus they are killing the...

05-May-2016 Chennai

AIADMK anti-people, anti-famer: Sonia Gandhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday slammed Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK as "anti-people" and "anti-farmer" by not lending a helping hand in times of need.Addressing an election rally here, Gandhi, who shared the dais with DMK president M.Karunanidhi, said...

27-Apr-2016 New Delhi

Sonia Gandhi 'not afraid' of Agusta inquiry

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said she was "not afraid" of any inquiry into the Agusta Westland chopper deal."We have nothing to hide. Let them (government) take my name, I am not afraid of anyone," Gandhi told the media here.She said any investigation...

27-Apr-2016 New Delhi

Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan dare BJP over AgustaWestland deal

A combative Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday dismissed the bribery charges in the VVIP chopper scam as the BJP tried to corner the main opposition party.Sonia Gandhi, whose name figures in a judgment...

26-Apr-2016 Canning (West Bengal)

Modi-Mamata collusion a danger to Bengal : Sonia Gandhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for making "false promises", and said the "Modi-Mamata collusion" was a grave danger to the state as well as democracy.Canvassing...

14-Apr-2016 New Delhi

Sonia Gandhi pays tribute to Ambedkar

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday greeted citizens on the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of B.R. Ambedkar, main architect of the Indian Constitution.She said that one of the greatest icons of modern India, Ambedkar's contribution spread across...

13-Apr-2016 Sujapur (West Bengal)

Sonia Gandhi alleges Mamata-Modi nexus

Alleging a nexus between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said the Trinamool Congress chief was following the same anti-people policies which Modi was pursuing at the Centre."I...

11-Apr-2016 Nagpur

BJP praising Ambedkar for petty political gain : Sonia Gandhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday said the BJP which earlier opposed and targeted Babasaheb Ambedkar was now praising him for "petty political gain"."Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi and his team want to kill the ideology of Babasaheb Ambedkar and everything...

05-Apr-2016 New Delhi

Efforts required for communal harmony: Sonia Gandhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said that the "current uneasy environment" is the reason for growing intolerance in the country and stressed the need of efforts to control the rapid decline in communal harmony."All efforts must be made for communal...

30-Mar-2016 Sivasagar (Assam)

Assam's unity under threat: Sonia attacks BJP

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said the unity and integrity of Assam is under threat as "two evil forces have united" against the Congress which had worked hard for the past 15 years to bring peace and prosperity to the state."The Congress government...

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