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Sonia Gandhi: Indian politician
Sonia Gandhi is an Indian politician. She is the president of the Indian National Congress, the left-of-centre political party, which governed India for most of its post-independence history. She took over as the party leader in 1998, seven years after the assassination of her husband, Rajiv Gandhi, a former prime minister of India, and remained in office for nineteen years.

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Citizenship Act will rip apart soul of India: Sonia Gandhi

Addressing the 'Bharat Bahao' rally at the culmination of the Winter Session of Parliament here, Gandhi made a strong attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a range of issues including unemployment..
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It's time to rise to save Country, its democracy: Sonia Gandhi

Addressing the party's "Bharat Bachao Rally" (Save India) at Ramlila Maidan here, she said there is an atmosphere of "andher nagri chaupat raja (confused leader, chaotic State)" in the country and the..
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Dark day in constitutional history of India: Sonia Gandhi on passage of Citizenship Bill by Parliament


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Sonia Gandhi hosts dinner for Congress MPs

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh and leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad attended the dinner. Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi was, however, not present.
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Top Karnataka Congress leaders quit over poor show in bypolls

Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Siddaramaiah and state Congress chief Dinesh Gundu Rao quit their posts after the party posted a poor show, winning only two seats, as against the 12 it had held..
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Sonia Gandhi turns 73, wishes pour in

Top Congress leaders extended birthday wishes to party chief Sonia Gandhi, who turned 73 on Monday. The Congress interim president, however, is not celebrating her birthday in the wake of rape..
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Numbers don’t look good, but oppn ready for the fight

A parliamentary strategy meeting was held at Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s residence on Sunday where it was decided to rope in support from other opposition parties with Ghulam Nabi Azad helming..
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This is why Sonia Gandhi will not celebrate her birthday tomorrow

The incidents of brutal violence against women have raised a furore in the country
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Sonia Gandhi condoles loss of lives in Delhi fire incident, urges authorities to provide all assistance


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Sonia Gandhi not to celebrate birthday in wake of rising cases of assaults on women


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Congress celebrating corruption: BJP after SC's bail to Chidambaram

Stating that P Chidambaram has joined the "Out On Bail Club", the BJP on Wednesday said the Congress' reaction following the Supreme Court's bail to the former minister in a money laundering case was a..
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BJP leader Narasimha Rao slams Congress over SPG cover issue

BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao on Tuesday slammed the Congress for raking up the issue of SPG cover after it was withdrawn for party leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi and asserted..
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BJP seek Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury's apology for calling PM Modi infiltrator

Parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi took a swipe at the Congress over its president Sonia Gandhi's foreign origin, saying its own leader is an "infiltrator" and it target others in a similar..
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Sonia Gandhi endorses Maharashtra deal, puts Shiv Sena in 'secular' bloc


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Maharashtra coalition in extraordinary circumstances when political atmosphere is poisonous: Sonia

In her first comments after aligning with the Shiv Sena, Congress president Sonia Gandhi said the three parties have come together under extraordinary circumstances when the political atmosphere in the..
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Sonia Gandhi excuses herself from Uddhav's swearing-in


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Sonia Gandhi, Rahul skip Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in ceremony; send wishes on 'new innings'

In a letter to Uddhav Thackeray, Sonia Gandhi wished him "all the very best" for his "new innings."
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Confident Cong-NCP-Shiv Sena will give stable govt: Sonia Gandhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday expressed confidence that the Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena combine will provide Maharashtra a stable and responsive government. Gandhi made the remarks in a letter..
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Sonia Gandhi writes to Congress CMs to pay Rs 6,000 to pregnant, lactating mothers under NFSA Act

The letter was sent to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Puducherry..
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Aaditya Thackeray meets Sonia and Manmohan, invites them for Uddhav's swearing-in

Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray separately met Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday night and invited them for his father Uddhav Thackeray's..
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Don't want to 'waste time on what Pragya said': Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that he does not want to "waste time on what Pragya said". "That is the heart of the RSS. What can I say?" he added. Congress president Sonia Gandhi termed the..
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BJP made shameless attempts to subvert democracy in Maharashtra: Sonia Gandhi

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday hit out at the BJP for making "shameless attempts to subvert democracy in Maharashtra." Addressing the general body meeting of the Congress..
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Thackerays invite PM Modi, Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh for swearing-in

Aaditya Thackeray and party secretary Milind Narwekar flew to New Delhi on Wednesday to invite Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former PM Manmohan Singh for the swearing-in ceremony of Uddhav..
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Offering CM's chair is real horse trading: Amit Shah

In his first reaction after BJP gave up its bid to form a government in Maharashtra, party president and home minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said offering the CM's chair is actual horse trading and..
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Gandhis' security not compromised: Amit Shah

Amit Shah said the Gandhis had violated SPG guidelines repeatedly, often travelling abroad without cover, and wondered what could be the reason. He said a member of the Gandhi family was in the habit..
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Uddhav Thackeray to take oath as Maha CM today; PM Modi, Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi among invitees

Uddhav will be the third leader from the Shiv Sena after Manohar Joshi and Narayan Rane to occupy the top post in Maharashtra.
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Sonia Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee, MK Stalin invited to Uddhav Thackeray swearing-in

Maha Vikas Aghadi leader Uddhav Thackeray, first from the Thackeray family, will be sworn in as the chief minister of Maharashtra. Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde said, Sonia Gandhi had been invited for..
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Security of Gandhi family not withdrawn but only changed: Amit Shah

Replying to the debate on the SPG (Amendment) Bill, Union minister Amit Shah said the security of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her children Rahul and Priyanka has not been withdrawn but changed..
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Sonia Gandhi appoints Balasaheb Thorat as CLP leader in Maharashtra


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Balasaheb Thorat elected Maharashtra Congress legislature unit leader

Maharashtra Congress President Balasaheb Thorat has been elected as the party's legislature wing leader, the Congress said on Tuesday. "The Congress president (Sonia Gandhi) has approved the name of..
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Sonia Gandhi confident of winning Maharashtra floor test

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday expressed confidence of a win in the Maharashtra assembly floor test. "Absolutely", Sonia Gandhi said when asked if she is confident of winning the floor test..
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Sonia Gandhi reads out Preamble of Indian Constitution during opposition protest


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Abuse of women MPs uncalled for: Sonia Gandhi


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Sonia Gandhi leads Cong protest in Parliament against BJP's move to form Maharashtra govt

Terming the midnight coup in which the BJP formed the government with Ajit Pawar as "murder of democracy", Congress leaders including Ahmed Patel, Anand Sharma, Adhir Ranjan Choudhury and Shashi..
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SPG Bill in Lok Sabha next week; former-PM, kin may lose cover

The government will table the proposed amendments to the Special Protection Group (SPG) Act next week . Under this Act family members of former Prime Ministers will not be guarded by the elite..
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Family members of formers PMs will not be guarded by SPG: Sources

The family members of former prime ministers will not be guarded by the elite Special Protection Group commandos, as per the amendments approved by the Union cabinet to the SPG Act, official sources..
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Sena-NCP-Congress alliance to be called 'Maha Vikas Aghadi'; Uddhav to be CM with 2 deputies

Sharad Pawar-led NCP, Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena and Sonia Gandhi-led Congress have finalised the power-sharing deal in Maharashtra and look set to form the government.
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CWC discusses Maha situation, final decision to be announced Friday

Congress general secretary KC Venugopal told the media after a meeting at party chief Sonia Gandhi's 10 Janpath residence that that the CWC was briefed on the discussion between NCP and Congress on..
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Final decision on Maharashtra government in a day or two: Sanjay Raut

Raut said he will meet NCP president Sharad Pawar on Thursday. To further discuss the modalities of government formation, another round of meeting among the three parties will be held in Mumbai, he..
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Muslim League delegation meets Sonia Gandhi, seeks joint effort to consolidate secular forces


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'No comments', says Sonia Gandhi on political developments in Maharashtra

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday refused to comment on the progress being made in the formation of a new government in Maharashtra. Her response came as Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut exuded..
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CRPF writes to states, UTs on Gandhis' new security cover; to seek 1,000 more troops

The CRPF has written to states and UTs about the new protocols for Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her family members security and will soon seek sanctions to raise at least one more battalion for..
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Sonia Gandhi expresses concern over Delhi air pollution


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Sonia Gandhi meets senior leaders on Maharashtra government formation


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Lok Sabha Speaker warns of action against members protesting in well

Amid sloganeering by Congress over various issues in Lok Sabha, Speaker Om Birla on Tuesday warned that he will be forced to take action against members protesting in the well. Congress members sought..
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Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Pranab Mukherjee pay tributes to Indira Gandhi on birth anniversary


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Maharashtra talks move slowly, Sharad Pawar sidesteps queries

Amid indications of cautious progress in talks between Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) over government formation in Maharashtra, Sharad Pawar sprang a surprise by claiming he did not..
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Sharad Pawar keeps Shiv Sena guessing; says no talks with Sonia on Maharashtra govt formation

The Shiv Sena's wait to form a government in Maharashtra is not likely to end anytime soon. NCP chief Sharad Pawar, who met Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday, refused to comment on the issue of..
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Maha Suspense Continues: More discussion needed, says NCP's Sharad Pawar after meeting with Congress chief Sonia Gandhi

Pawar said he discussed the political situation in Maharashtra with Sonia Gandhi but there was no talk on government formation.
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Amid Maharashtra uncertainty, NCP's Sharad Pawar meets Congress chief Sonia Gandhi

Earlier on Monday, two statements, one each by NCP's Pawar and Prime Minister Modi, triggered speculations in political circles.
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