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11 Best Congress images in | Sonia gandhi, Political cartoons, Caricatures
She is a former president of the Indian National Congress , the secular and left-of-centre political party, which governed India for most of its post-independence history. She took over as the party leader in , seven years after the assassination of her husband, Rajiv Gandhi , a former prime minister of India, and remained in office for nineteen years. After completing her primary education at local schools, she moved for her higher education to Cambridge , England, where she met Rajiv Gandhi, and later married him in She took up Indian citizenship and began living with her mother-in-law, the then-Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi , at the latter's New Delhi residence. Sonia Gandhi, however, kept away from the public sphere , even during the years of her husband's premiership. Following her husband's assassination, Gandhi was invited by Congress leaders to lead the party, but she declined.
Analysis: Getting to the heart of India’s gay marriage debate
India starts its massive, nearly five-week, nine-phase general election in just seven days. Her resignation came amid growing reports that her recall was imminent, though US officials strongly denied that yesterday:. US officials arrested deputy consul general Devyani Khobragade in December of last year on suspicion of visa fraud — and then strip-searched and detained Khobragade. India began stripping US diplomats of certain privileges, and Indian officials made themselves increasingly less accessible to Powell.
Indian gay rights activists shout slogans during a protest against a Supreme Court verdict that upheld section of the Indian Penal Code that criminalizes homosexuality in New Delhi, India, Sunday. Pic: AP. If you ask me, the gay story has been overdone a bit in India. To be honest, I am fatigued by self-obsessed emotionally wrought cry babies on TV speaking about their sexuality, the men discovering the woman inside them or the women finding the man inside them, or some such permutation. Usually aggressive anchors such as Barkha Dutt or Karan Thapar are unusually sober when handling a feature on gays.