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Fifteenth Lok Sabha Member


Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi

Party Name Indian National Congress (INC)
Constituency Raebareli
State Uttar Pradesh
Father's Name Late Mr. Stefano Maino
Mother's Name Mrs. Paola Maino
Date of Birth 09.12.1946
Place of Birth Lusiana, Italy
Profession Political & Social Worker
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 25 Feb 1968
Spouse's Name Late Shri Rajiv Gandhi
No. of Children 2
Educational Qualifications

Certificate course in English Language from Cambridge, U.K.

Permanent Address
Present Address

10, Janpath
New Delhi - 110 011
Phone: 011-23014161, 23012656

E-Mail soniagandhi@sansad.nic.in
Position Held

March 1998 onwards
- President, Indian National Congress
- Chairperson, Congress (I) Parliamentary Party (CPP)

1999
- Elected to 13th Lok Sabha
- Leader of Opposition, Lok Sabha

1999-2000
Member, General Purposes Committee

2004
- Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha ( 2nd term)
- Chairperson, United Progressive Alliance

2004 - 22 March 2006
Chairperson, National Advisory Council

23 March 2006
Resigned from 14th Lok Sabha

15 May 2006
Re-elected in a bye-election

Special Interests

  1. Indian handlooms and handicrafts;
  2. Indian contemporary classical and tribal art;
  3. special interest in oil paintings and their conservation