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Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi Sonia Gandhi is a name to reckon with when it comes to Indian politics. An Italian by birth and an Indian by choice, Sonia Gandhi is the current President of the Indian National Congress and the Chairperson of the UPA Government which is into its second successive term.

Sonia Gandhi got married to Rajiv Gandhi in the year 1968 and was never interested in Politics as a occupation for either her husband or herself. However, the turn of events were such that Rajiv Gandhi had to enter politics after the assassination of his mother Indira Gandhi. Sonia Gandhi's exposure to the Indian politics really began from there onwards. After the death of her husband Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia refused to be party to any political involvement. The fortunes for the Congress party began to dwindle and the party started disintegrating into smaller factions. To unite the Congress and bring it back to prominence into the mainstream political arena, Sonia Gandhi decided to join the Congress in its 1997 session in Calcutta. She was elected the party president and contested elections from Bellary (Karnataka) and Amethi (Uttar Pradesh) and won in both the constituencies.

Sonia Gandhi got married to Rajiv Gandhi in the year 1968 and was never interested in Politics as a occupation for either her husband or herself. However, the turn of events were such that Rajiv Gandhi had to enter politics after the assassination of his mother Indira Gandhi. Sonia Gandhi's exposure to the Indian politics really began from there onwards. After the death of her husband Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia refused to be party to any political involvement. The fortunes for the Congress party began to dwindle and the party started disintegrating into smaller factions. To unite the Congress and bring it back to prominence into the mainstream political arena, Sonia Gandhi decided to join the Congress in its 1997 session in Calcutta. She was elected the party president and contested elections from Bellary (Karnataka) and Amethi (Uttar Pradesh) and won in both the constituencies.
Personal Profile (Personal Biography)
Full Name: Sonia Gandhi
Date of Birth (Birthday):  December 9, 1946
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Hair Color:  Black
Birth Place:  Orbassano, Italy
Religion: Roman Catholic
Marital Status:  Widowed
Languages:  Hindi, English, French, Russian and Italian

Family Background
Father's Name:  Stefano Eugene Maino
Mother's Name: Paola Maino
Grandfather-in-law: Late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
Mother-in-law: Late Indira Gandhi
Husband's Name: Late Rajiv Gandhi
Son's Name: Rahul Gandhi
Daughter's Name: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Education
Early Education in Roman Catholic School, Certification in English language from Cambridge University (UK).


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