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Number Theory: Looking back at Sonia Gandhi’s Lok Sabha career

By, New Delhi
Feb 15, 2024 07:41 PM IST

Both in terms of victory margin and vote share, Sonia Gandhi reached the peak of her electoral career in the 2006 by-election to the Rae Bareli seat in UP

Sonia Gandhi, who has been the Congress’s longest-serving president and a Lok Sabha MP for the last 25 years, will not be contesting a Lok Sabha elections anymore. A day after she filed the nomination papers for Rajya Sabha in Rajasthan, she cited age (77) and ill-health as the reasons for not contesting the general elections this time in a letter to the voters of her parliamentary constituency Rae Bareli. Sonia Gandhi’s decision to move from the House of the People to the House of the Elders in Parliament is a good occasion to look back at her political career and the Congress’s fortunes.

Sonia Gandhi, 77, filed the nomination papers for Rajya Sabha on Wednesday(AP FILE PHOTO)
Sonia Gandhi, 77, filed the nomination papers for Rajya Sabha on Wednesday(AP FILE PHOTO)
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    Abhishek Jha is a data journalist. He analyses public data for finding news, with a focus on the environment, Indian politics and economy, and Covid-19.

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