Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi
Sonia Gandhi
Rae Bareli
Won5,34,918 votes*
Movable Assets 4.3 crore
Immovable Assets 7.5 crore
Total Assets 11.8 crore
Income 9.6 lakh
*Data source: ADR

Other details

Place of BirthLusiana, Vicenza (Italy)
Books PublishedAuthored (i) “Rajiv”; and “Rajiv’s World”; Edited (i) “Freedom’s Daughter” and (ii) “Two Alone, Two Together” (two volumes of letters exchanged between Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi from 1922 to 1964)
Special InterestsProtection of the environment; Indian handlooms, handicrafts, Indian classical and tribal art & music; conservation of oil painting.
Favourite Pastime and RecreationReading and gardening
Sports and ClubsMember, (i) President`s Polo Club; and (ii) India International Centre
Countries VisitedWidely travelled

Positions Held

Mar. 1998 onwardsPresident, Indian National Congress
1999Elected to 13th Lok Sabha
1999 - 2004Leader of Opposition, Lok Sabha
1999-2000Member, General Purposes Committee
2004Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
2004 - 2009 and 2009 - 2014Chairperson, National Advisory Council
23 Mar. 2006Resigned from 14th Lok Sabha
15 May 2006Re-elected in a bye-election
16 May 2009Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
29 Mar. 2010Appointed Chairperson of the (re-constituted), National Advisory Council
May, 2014Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (4th term)
*Data source: LS

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