Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi - MP (Lok Sabha)

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Rae Bareli

Rae Bareli Constituency

Introduction: Rae Bareli Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 80 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Uttar Prad...
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Member Type :MP (Lok Sabha)
Party Name :Indian National Congress
Term :16th Lok Sabha ( Year 2014)
Constituency :Rae Bareli
Full NameSonia Gandhi
Father's NameLate Mr. Stefano Maino
Mother's NameMrs. Paola Maino
Birth PlaceLusiana, Vicenza, (Italy)
Marital StatusWidow
Spouse NameLate Shri Rajiv Gandhi
No. of Children2
Permanent Address10, Janpath, New Delhi - 110011
Present Address10, Janpath, New Delhi - 110 011
Email idView Personal Email
MobileView Mobile No
Qualifications(i) Three years course in foreign languages (English & French) completed(ii) Certificate in English from Lennox Cook School, Cambridge (U.K.) completed
HobbiesReading and Gardening
 Mar. 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 Mar. 2006 Chairperson, National Advisory Council
 23 Mar. 2006 Resigned from 14th Lok Sabha
 15 May 2006 Re-elected in a bye-election
 16 May 2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
 29 Mar. 2010 Appointed Chairperson of the (re-constituted), National Advisory Council
 May, 2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (4th term)

Books Published
Authored (i) “Rajiv”; and (ii) “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 Interests
Protection of the environment; Indian handlooms, handicrafts, Indian classical and tribal art & music; conservation of oil painting.
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading and gardening
Countries Visited
Widely travelled
Other Information
Chairperson, (i) Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, (ii) Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust; (iii) Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund; President, (i) Swaraj Bhavan Trust; (ii) Kamla Nehru Memorial Hospital Society; Trustee, Jalianwala Bagh National Memorial Trust; Member, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library.
Cash 85000
Deposit in Banks, Financial Institutions and Non-Banking Financial Companies 6608638
Bonds, Debentures and shares in companies 9410537
Other Financial Instruments NSS, Postal Savings, LIC, Policies etc 4536114
Personal loans/advance given 900000
Jewellery 6226547
Other assets, such as values of claims/ interests 383551
Agricultural Land 62754580
Others 1990320