Biography

Rahul Gandhi (born June 19, 1970) is an Indian politician and member of the Indian National Congress.

He is the son of Smt. Sonia and Sh. Rajiv Gandhi, the grandson of the late Prime Minister of India,Smt. Indira Gandhi, and the great-grandson of the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. In 1991, he lost his father, Rajiv Gandhi (also a former prime minister), who was assassinated by the Tamil Tigers.

His mother, Sonia Gandhi, took over as the president of the Indian National Congress in 1998 but Rahul stayed away from politics until 2004. He worked as a financial consultant in London before returning to India in August 2002.

He won a seat in the 2004 parliamentary election from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh by a margin of 300,500 votes. Incidentally, he is the same age as his late uncle Sanjay Gandhi was when he won the elections from Amethi years ago. His sister, Priyanka Gandhi, helped supervise his campaign.

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