Congress President Sonia Gandhi's Biography
Gandhi campaigned for the Congress in the 2004 Lok Sabha elections.
Congress managed to get a tally of 141 seats, largely due to her
charismatic presence during the campaign. Travelling the length and
breadth of the country in a whirlwind election tour Sonia caught the
imagination of the masses by her emotional speeches. She was able to
achieve an unexpected election success. The election results provided
her with a unique opportunity to become India's Prime Minister. She
sacrificed the post in favour of Dr Manmohan Singh.
leadership India returned the Congress-led-UPA to a near majority in the
2009 general elections with Manmohan Singh as the Prime Minister for
the second term. The Congress itself won 206 Lok Sabha seats, which was
the highest total by any party since 1991. She was instrumental in
framing a Common Minimum Program when UPA was formed the government. She
knew well how to run a coalition government better.
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