PM Modi greets Congress President Sonia Gandhi on her birthday


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday wished Congress President Sonia Gandhi on her 70th birthday.

“Birthday greetings to Congress President… I pray for her long life and good health,” Modi said in a tweet.

The Congress party also wished Gandhi. “Compassionate, hardworking, selfless. Calm and composed, yet dignified and strong. A force for empowerment against all odds.”

“A mother, a leader, a friend. Wishing Congress President Sonia Gandhi a very happy birthday,” a tweet from Congress’ official account said.

She was born Sonia Maino to Stefano and Paola Maino on this day in 1946 in a small village near Vicenza, Italy.

She married Rajiv Gandhi in 1968. She took up Indian citizenship and began living with her mother-in-law, the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, at the latter’s New Delhi residence.