Congress matriarch Sonia Gandhi to fight Indian polls from family bastion

India's main opposition Congress party president Sonia Gandhi addresses her supporters before what the party calls "Save Democracy" march to parliament in New Delhi, India, May 6, 2016. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Sonia Gandhi, former leader of India’s main opposition Congress party, will contest the 2019 general election from the Rae Bareli seat, a family stronghold in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh that has voted for her since 2004. The Italian-born 72-year-old, who forged a Congress-led coalition government for two successive terms […]

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