Here are the Very Interesting facts and important secrets about Gandhi family, Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.
The Nehru– Gandhi family is a prominent Indian political dynasty. Their political involvement has traditionally revolved around the Indira National Congress. Members of the family have traditionally led the Congress party and the Republic of India since independence.
Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (November 19, 1917 – October31, 1984) was an Indian politician who served as the third Prime Minister of India for three consecutive terms (1966–77) and a fourth term (1980–84). She was the second female head of government in the world after Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Sri Lanka. She was the first woman to become prime minister in India. Indira was the only child of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of independent India. She adhered to the quasi-socialist policies of industrial development that had been begun by her father.
She served as the Chief of Staff of her father’s highly centralized administration between 1947 and 1964 and came to wield considerable unofficial influence in government. Elected Congress President in 1959, she was offered the premiership in succession to her father. Gandhi refused and instead chose to become a cabinet minister in the government. She finally consented to become Prime Minister in succession to Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1966. She served as the Chief of Staff of her father’s highly centralized administration between 1947 and 1964 and came to wield considerable unofficial influence in government. Elected Congress President in 1959, she was offered the premiership in succession to her father. Gandhi refused and instead chose to become a cabinet minister in the government. She finally consented to become Prime Minister in succession to Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1966.
Rajiv Gandhi, we all know now that he changed his so called Parsi religion to become a Catholic to marry Sania Maino of Turin , Italy . Rajiv became Roberto. His daughter’s name is Bianca and son’s name is Raul. Quite cleverly the same names are presented to the people of India as Priyanka and Rahul. What is amazing is the extent of our people’s ignorance in such matters.
The press conference that Rajiv Gandhi gave in London after taking over as prime minister of India was very informative. In this press conference, Rajiv boasted that he was NOT a Hindu but a Parsi. Mind you, speaking of the Parsi religion, he had no Parsi ancestor at all.
From the New York Times to the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post, the big guns raised Rajiv to heaven. Encyclopaedias recorded that Rajiv was a qualified Mechanical Engineer from the revered University of Cambridge. The reality is that in all three years of his tenure at that University Rajiv had not passed a single examination. He had therefore to leave Cambridge without a certificate.
Sonia Gandhi (Born 9 December 1946) is an Italian-born Indian politician and the President of the Indian National Congress, one of the major political parties of India. She is the widow of former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi and belongs to the Nehru–Gandhi family. After his assassination in 1991, she was invited by the Indian National Congress to take over the Congress but refused and publicly stayed away from politics amidst constant prodding by the Congress.
She finally agreed to join politics in 1997 & in 1998 she was elected as the leader of the Congress. Since then, Sonia Gandhi has been the President of the Indian National 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.
On 23 March 2006, Gandhi announced her resignation from the Lok Sabha and also 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. She was re-elected from her constituency Rae Bareilly in May 2006 by a margin of over 400,000 votes. As chairperson of the National Advisory Committee and the UPA, she played an important role in making the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and the Right to Information Act into law.
Dr. Subramanian Swamy writes that Sonia Gandhi’s name was Antonia Maino. Sonia Gandhi have not studied beyond high school. She learnt some English from a English teaching shop named Lennox School at the Cambridge University campus. From this fact she boasts of having studied at the prestigious Cambridge University. After learning some English, she was a waitress at a restaurant in Cambridge town.
Rahul Gandhi (born 19 June 1970) is an Indian politician and member of the Parliament of India, representing the Amethi constituency. In March 2004, Rahul Gandhi announced his entry into politics by announcing that he would contest the May 2004 elections, standing for his father’s former constituency of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh in the Lok Sabha,
Rahul Gandhi is the Vice President of the Indian National Congress party. He is the Chairman of the Congress coordination panel for 2014 Lok Sabha polls. Rahul Gandhi is the son of Rajiv Gandhi (6th Prime Minister of India) and incumbent Congress president Sonia Gandhi, and the grandson of Feroze Gandhi and Indira Gandhi (3rd Prime Minister of India).
A complete overhaul of the system is needed as “young and impatient India” now demands “a greater role” in decision making, newly-appointed Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said on Sunday in an impassioned speech outlining the need for his 127-year-old party to develop leadership and give prominence to grassroots workers. In his first speech also asked the party to respect the youths’ demand for a greater role in decision-making .
“It is a big responsibility. I will work for everybody from today but I will play the judge and not the lawyer,” he said. He told party workers that he will treat all of them equally, will learn from their experiences but will only play a judge.