Sonia Gandhi Biography
Sonia Gandhi was the President of the Indian National Congress party since 1998. While she was employed as a waitress at a Greek restaurant, she met Congress leader Indira Gandhi’s son along with her husband Rajiv Gandhi who was then a student of Trinity College.
In her biography of Indira, Katherine Frank writes:”Sonia was scared at the prospect of fulfilling Indira, then a minister in [Prime Minister] Shastri’s authorities, however, Indira chatted with her in French (that Sonia talked more fluently than English) and place her completely at ease by stating’she had been young, extremely shy and in love, and she knew Sonia perfectly.
Rajiv and Sonia got married on February 25, 1968, and started living in the home of Indira, who was by then the Prime Minister of India.
Sonia was created on 9 December 1946 at Italy’s Contrada Màini district at a village named Lusiana. Her dad, Stefano Maino, was at the home industry in Orbassano, town where Sonia climbed up.
She moved to England in 1964 and registered at an English language school in Cambridge city.She had been the wife of Rajiv Gandhi, the Prime Minister of India that had been assassinated in 1991. Their son, Rahul, was created in 1970, and daughter, Priyanka, in 1972.
Sonia Gandhi actively engaged in politics following the assassination of her mother-in-law Indira Gandhi in 1984. After Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated, Sonia was persuaded to join the party and take up the position of Prime Minister.
she refused.She joined the party in the Calcutta Plenary Session as a Key member of 1997. Under Sonia’s leadership, the Congress-led UPA developed a critical majority win in the 2009 general elections.
The party won 206 Lok Sabha seats, which was subsequently considered the highest from any party since 1991. She had been re-elected to a third semester and represented Rae Bareli.She eventually became the first individual to serve the party as President for 15 years consecutively in 2013.
She kept her seat in Rae Bareli at the 2014 general election, however, the Indian National Congress and the Congress-led UPA electoral alliance developed the worst result, winning just 44 and 59 seats.
Honours and Recognition
- She had been appointed the third most influential woman on the planet and 6th in exclusive record by Forbes magazine at 2007,She ranked ninth strongest individual on Earth in Forbes magazine at 2010.
- She had been at the 21st and 3rd position in the most effective woman in Forbes strong listing in 2013.