Sonia & Co
An Italian by birth Sonia Gandhi(Maino),shocked the Nation when she turned down the post of Prime Minister.
Sonia Gandhi was born in Ovassanjo,on December 9,1946.His father Stefano Maino was a building contractor.
In 1965 she went to Cambridge university to study English where she met Rajiv Gandhi,son of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
After their marriage in 1968,Rajiv Gandhi returned back to India with her wife Sonia.They had two children, son Rahul,and daughter priyanka.
Rajiv became a commercial pilot and never interested in politics.But after the assassination of ther mother Indira,he became Prime Minister.
Sonia’s husband and former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was killed by an LTTE suicide bomber at an election rally in Sriperumbudur in 1991.
Despite the demand from Congress leaders and party workers,she showed her reluctance to enter politics .
In December 1997,she formally annonced her decision to join the Congress party and proved her leadership quality. In 1998,she became the president of the National Congress party(INC),the grand old party of India.In1999,Sonia Gandhi won a seat in parliament.She is representing Raibareily constituency(UP).This was represented by Indira Gandhi.
Under the able leaderhip of Sonia,the Congres emerged as the single largest party and formed a coalition government(UPA)with left parties.
Rahul Gandhi the most eligible bachelor of India is representing Amethis constituency( U.P)in parliaent from 2004.The Amethi constituency was represented by her father Rajiv,mother Sonia and his uncle Arun Nehru.
Recently his sister priyanka favoured her brother becoming prime minister ‘one day’ .I have full faith in my brother,she said.But like her other family members,Priyanka would like to see Rahul in another role .He became a groom first.She told reporters in Amethi.
Priyanka Gandhi was born on january 11,1971 is married to Robert Vadra and they have two children.In 2004 general election she was the campaign manager of her mother Sonia and campaigned for her brother Rahul in Amethi.Rahul has all the qualities of a good Prime Minister,Priyanka told a news channel recently.My mother is doing a marvallous job,she added.