6 Facts About Sonia Gandhi

1. In 2010, Sonia Gandhi ranked as the ninth most powerful person on the planet by Forbes magazine.

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2. In 2013, Sonia Gandhi was ranked 21st among world's most powerful and 9th most powerful woman by Forbes Magazine.

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3. In 2013, Sonia Gandhi became the first person to serve as Congress President for 15 years consecutively.

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4. On 23 March 2006, Sonia Gandhi announced her resignation from the Lok Sabha and as chairperson of the National Advisory Council under the office-of-profit controversy and the speculation that the government was planning to bring an ordinance to exempt the post of chairperson of National Advisory Council from the purview of office of profit.

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5. In the 2004 general elections, Sonia Gandhi launched a nationwide campaign, criss-crossing the country on the Aam Aadmi slogan in contrast to the 'India Shining' slogan of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) alliance.

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6. Over the course of her career, Sonia Gandhi presided over the advisory councils credited for the formation and subsequent implementation of such rights-based development and welfare schemes as the Right to information, Food security bill, and MNREGA, as she drew criticism related to the Bofors scandal and the National Herald Case.

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