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28-Dec-2017 Panaji

Sonia Gandhi cycles during 'de-stress' vacation in Goa

Days after relinquishing Congress affairs to her son, former party chief Sonia Gandhi is on a "de-stress" vacation in Goa, and an image of her cycling at a resort here has created waves on the social media.Sonia Gandhi, who arrived here after Christmas, is...

15-Dec-2017 New Delhi

My role is now to retire : Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi on Friday said it was time for her to retire, triggering immediate speculation about her future plans, but the Congress party sought to quell it saying she has only retired from the party chief's role and not from politics."My role now is to retire,"...

15-Dec-2017 New Delhi

My role is now to retire : Sonia Gandhi

With Rahul Gandhi set to take over as Congress President on Saturday, Sonia Gandhi on Friday said it was time for her to retire."My role now is to retire," NDTV said quoting her in response to a question as to whether she will continue as Chairperson of the...

04-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Sonia Gandhi signs first nomination paper for Rahul Gandhi's elevation

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday signed as the first proposer on the first nomination paper submitted for the election of her son and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi to the post of party chief.Congress leader Ashok Gehlot said Sonia Gandhi's signatures...

29-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Sonia Gandhi calls stampede man-made disaster

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday expressed shock and anguish over the death of 22 persons in a stampede in Mumbai and said the "man-made" disaster could have been avoided by taking care of the safety aspect.She said she hoped a proper inquiry would be...

05-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Teachers are 'true nation builders': Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday conveyed her best wishes and salutations to teachers on the occasion of Teachers' Day and said they are the "true nation builders"."Teachers have the enormous responsibility to mould our future and provide them with...

31-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Himachal CM calls on Sonia, seeks 'free hand' in assembly polls

With elections to the Himachal Pradesh assembly looming large and his battle of one-upmanship with the state party President unabating, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi, a state Minister said."Virbhadra...

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...

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