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Indian National Congress


Congress Party Briefing by Shri Pawan Khera and Ms Supriya Shrinate at AICC HQ.


Congress Party Briefing by Shri Pawan Khera at AICC HQ.


Congress Party Briefing by Shri Pawan Khera at AICC HQ.


Congress Party Briefing by Shri Deepender Singh Hooda at AICC HQ.


Shri Rahul Gandhi addresses party workers at AICC Headquarters.

The Indian National Congress (pronunciation  ) is a broadly based political party in India. Founded in 1885, it was the first modern nationalist movement to emerge in the British Empire in Asia and Africa. From the late 19th century, and especially after 1920, under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, Congress became the principal leader of the Indian independence movement. Congress led India to independence from Great Britain, and powerfully influenced other anti-colonial nationalist movements in the British Empire.
  • Foundation 

  • Early years 

  • Congress as a mass movement 

  • Post-independence 

  • Nehru/Shastri era (1947–1966) 

  • Indira era (1966–1984) 

  • Rajiv Gandhi and Rao era (1985–1998) 

  • Sonia/Rahul era (1998–present) 

  • Election symbols 

  • Ideology and policies 

  • Economic policy 

  • Healthcare and education 

  • Security and home affairs 

  • Foreign policy 

  • Current structure and composition 

  • Dynasticism 

  • State and territorial units 

  • List of Prime Ministers 

  • Presence in States and UTs 

  • Seats in State Legislative