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Sonia Gandhi
MP
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Chairperson o the Naitional Advisory Cooncil
In office
29 Mairch 2010 – 25 Mey 2014
In office
4 Juin 2004 – 23 Mairch 2006
Chairperson of the Unitit Progressive Alliance
Assumed office
16 Mey 2004
Preses o the Indie Naitional Congress
Assumed office
14 Mairch 1998
Precedit bi Sitaram Kesri
Leader o the Opposeetion
In office
19 Mairch 1998 – 22 Mey 2004
Precedit bi Sharad Pawar
Succeedit bi L. K. Advani
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
for Rae Bareli
Assumed office
17 May 2004
Precedit bi Satish Sharma
Member o Pairlament, Lok Sabha
for Amethi
In office
10 October 1999 – 17 Mey 2004
Precedit bi Sanjay Singh
Succeedit bi Rahul Gandhi
Personal details
Born Edvige Antonia Albina Màino
(1946-12-09) 9 December 1946 (age 71)
Lusiana, Veneto, Italy
Naitionality Indie
Poleetical pairty Indie Naitional Congress
Spoose(s) Rajiv Gandhi (1969–1991; his daith)
Relations Nehru–Gandhi faimily
Bairns Rahul
Priyanka
Residence 10 Janpath, New Delhi
Alma mater Bell Eddicational Trust
Religion Roman Catholicism[1][2][3]
Signatur Sonia Gandhi's signatur

Sonia Gandhi (About this sound pronunciation ; born Edvige Antonia Albina Màino,[4][5][6] 9 December 1946) is an Italian-born Indie politeecian, wha haes served as Preses o the Indie Naitional Congress pairty syne 1998.[5] She is the weedae o umwhile Prime Meenister o Indie, Rajiv Gandhi wha belanged tae the Nehru–Gandhi faimily. Efter her husband's assassination in 1991, she wis invitit bi Congress leaders tae tak ower the govrenment but she refuised an publicly stayed awey frae politics amidst constant proddin frae the pairty.[7] She finally agreed tae jyn politics in 1997; in 1998, she wis electit Preses o the Congress pairty.[5]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Profile: Sonia Gandhi". BBC News. 
  2. "By stressing Hindu values Sonia Gandhi enhances personal acceptability and Congress appeal : NATION - India Today". intoday.in. 
  3. N. I. Sarkar. Sonia Gandhi: Tryst with India. 
  4. Sonia Gandhi Archived 29 Apryle 2015[Date mismatch] at the Wayback Machine.. Britannica. Retrieved on 9 December 2011.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Sonia Gandhi Biography". Elections.in. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  6. Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, Shankar Raghuraman (2007). Divided we stand: India in a time of coalitions. Los Angeles : SAGE Publications, 2007. p. 148. ISBN 978-0-7619-3663-3. 
  7. "ASSASSINATION IN INDIA; Sonia Gandhi Declines Invitation To Assume Husband's Party Post". The New York Times. 24 May 1991. Retrieved 25 May 2014.