"Sonia Gandhi" is an Italian-born Indian politician, who has served as President of the Indian National Congress party since 1998. She is the widow of former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi who belonged to the Nehru–Gandhi family. After her husband's Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi/assassination in 1991, she was invited by Congress leaders to take over the government but she refused and publicly stayed away from politics amidst constant prodding from the party. She finally agreed to join politics in 1997; in 1998, she was elected President of the Congress party.

She has served as the Chairperson of the ruling United Progressive Alliance in the Lok Sabha since 2004. In September 2010, on being re-elected for the fourth time, she became the longest serving president in the 125-year history of the Congress party. Her foreign birth has been a subject of much debate and controversy. Also controversial was her alleged friendship with Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, accused of being a middleman in the Bofors scandal. Although Sonia is the fifth foreign-born person to be leader of the Congress Party, she is the first since independence in 1947.

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The future of each of us is inter-connected and all of us should work together by following the path laid down by former leaders of the party for the development of the country and its brighter future.

I don't disown our responsibility and my responsibility as Prime Minister.

I don't see Nagma as Sonia.

The biggest challenge at the national level is to defeat communal forces for which the support of the Left parties was essential but the party is opposed to the Left in Kerala because UDF's aim is to ensure economic development and social harmony.

The present situation in other political parties is very bad. We should not allow the problems confronting the other parties to spread their tentacles in Congress.

Sonia is a very private person; yet, she is enigmatic. I wrote this book in 2003, when Sonia's political rating was low, but I knew she would turn around the Congress' political future. She is an ordinary person with extraordinary qualities.

I belong to a political family.

An economy growing at 7 percent per year, can and must find the resources ... to improve the lives of its millions of poor.

My complaint with Dr Singh is that he sometimes does not highlight his achievements enough.