Birth 9 December 1946
Sonia Gandhi is to be appreciated for accepting the defeat in a very sportive fashion. She congratulated the winners and asked congress men and women to continue their political activities as opposition party members.
28 December 2013
Speaking on occasion of the 128th foundation day of the Congress in Delhi, Sonia Gandhi said: "We have a big challenge in front of us. But we are united and determined to win."
9 December 2013
Not a very happy birthday
9 December 2012
Birthday being celebrated by congress party members all over India.
She is an Italian with name Antonia Edvige Albina Maino. Married Rajiv Gandhi in 1968 and became an Indian in due course. Entered politics long after the death of Rajiv Gandhi. Brought Congress party back into power. Leading Congress party as its President. She is to be appreciated for her leadership as she brought Congress back into power. Any person who leads her party in opposition to power needs to be appreciated for leadership ability and skill. You can't give credit to others for the victory without first giving it to the leader who guided the party. Without that person, party lost the election and with that person party won the election.
No doubt because she is not in the ministry, she is not that much visible to the public. Her speeches on policies of the government also may not be many. But, as for the news report all controversies and problems are finally handled by her. There was no dearth of controversies and problems in the two terms of Congress party rule so far from 2004.
A Biography on Sonial Gandhi by BBC Journalist Rani Singh
Celebration of her birthday in 2012