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12-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Opposition parties agree to boost coordination, NCP boycotts meeting

In a development that revealed further chinks in the opposition, the NCP boycotted an opposition meeting called by Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday, but there was some solace as rebel JD-U member Ali Anwar Ansari, close to Sharad Yadav, was present.At...

01-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Vigilante violence backed by supposed enforcers of law: Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday hit out at the government, saying it was seeking to create an India completely at odds with the one that saw the light of Independence and added that "a culture of vigilante violence is actively being supported by those...

06-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Kashmir crisis, a 'colossal failure' of BJP government : Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said the people of Jammu and Kashmir were being "systematically" alienated and antagonised as the current crisis in the troubled-state represented the "colossal failure" of the BJP government.Gandhi's remarks that the...

13-May-2017 New Delhi

Indira Gandhi was my friend, mentor : Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday described late Prime Minister and her mother-in-law Indira Gandhi as her "friend and mentor", saying the late leader's nationalism was all-inclusive and rooted in the philosophy of compassion.In her speech at the launch...

07-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Sonia Gandhi was de facto PM for 10 years : Author Tavleen Singh

Sonia Gandhi was the de facto Prime Minster for a decade and in doing so diminished the role of the incumbent, Manmohan Singh, and ruled the country without accountability, in the process, overturning the reforms initiated by P.V. Narasimha Rao in the early...

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...

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