Sonia Gandhi is an Italian-Indian politician. She is a former president of the Indian National Congress, the secular and left-of-centre political party, which governed India for most of its post-independence history.
Turf war and infighting continue to plague the Congress, posing a major challenge for Sonia Gandhi who took over as interim party president over a month back amidst despondency in the party following the Lok Sabha poll debacle.
It has been over a month since Sonia Gandhi took charge of the Congress once again but the party is still to recover from the severe setback it suffered in the Lok Sabha elections and there seems to be no clear plan in sight about its revival.
16 The role of the Special Investigation Team, (SIT) set up to probe the charges against Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand, has now come under cloud.
Amid the growing uncertainty over the appointment of state Congress chief, Jyotiraditya Scindia visited the houses of party workers here on Sunday.
With just months away from assembly polls in Haryana, Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi appointed Madhusudan Mistry as chairman of the six-member screening committee in the state.
Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi presided over the party's election committee meeting here on Saturday to decide on the candidates for the Maharashtra Assembly polls. However, the absence of former party President Rahul Gandhi was noticed more.
Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi presided over the party's election committee meeting to decide on candidates for Maharashtra Assembly polls, here on Saturday. However, absence of Rahul Gandhi, former party chief, was noticed more.
Eyeing the Maharashtra Assembly polls, Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi will hold a meeting of the party's Central Election Committee (CEC) to discuss candidates and election preparations in the state, a leader said on Saturday.
A day after Congress President Sonia Gandhi asked party leaders and workers to have a concrete agitational agenda on issues of pressing concern to the people, the party has decided to hold meetings of state units between September 20 to 30 and plan "massive agitational" programmes across the country between October 15 and 25.
Stressing performance of the Congress governments in four states and a Union Territory, party interim chief Sonia Gandhi, here on Friday, met Chief Ministers, in-charge of states and state party chiefs and asked them to work in coordination.