10 Janpath

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Gandhi welcoming U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to 10 Janpath in 2009.

10 Janpath is a house on Janpath, New Delhi. It is the official residence of Sonia Gandhi, Indian National Congress party (INC).[1][2] The national headquarters of Indian National Congress is right behind it on 24, Akbar Road.[3] It was the residence of India's second Prime Minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri (1964-1966) and where his body lay in state on 11 January 1966.[4] Today his biographical museum, Lal Bhadur Shastri Memorial is at 1, Moti Lal Nehru Place (formerly 10 Janpath), adjacent to the complex.[5][6]

History[edit]

The house was the residence of Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri who succeeded Jawaharlal Nehru in the 1960s. Adjacent to the complex, facing the roundabout is Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial at 1, Moti Lal Nehru Place.[7]

During the era of Congress-led UPA government from 2004 to 2014, "10 Janpath" became synonymous with Sonia Gandhi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sonia Gandhi's power bill: over Rs 7 lakh for 3 years. Hindustan Times. 7 November 2010.
  2. ^ Saeed Naqvi (12 December 2003). "The world according to Sonia". Indian Express.
  3. ^ Indian National Congress Archived 2011-08-17 at the Wayback Machine Indian National Congress website.
  4. ^ Rajeshwar Prasad (1991). Days with Lal Bahadur Shastri: Glimpses from The Last Seven Years. Allied Publishers. p. 16. ISBN 81-7023-331-3.
  5. ^ "Can the Congress be saved by its new leaders?". Rediff.com. January 2010.
  6. ^ "Lest we FORGET..." The Hindu. 2 October 2004.
  7. ^ "Shastri memorial losing out to Sonia security". Indian Express. 17 January 2011.

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