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Indian National Congress
   
 

Indian National Congress-I (also known as the Congress Party and abbreviated INC) is a major political party in India. Founded in 1885 by Dadabhai Naoroji, Dinshaw Wacha, Womesh Chandra Bonerjee, Surendranath Banerjee, Monomohun Ghose, Allan Octavian Hume, and William Wedderburn, the Indian National Congress became the leader of the Indian Independence Movement, with over 15 million members and over 70 million participants in its struggle against British rule in India.
After independence in 1947, it became the nation's dominant political party, challenged for leadership only in more recent decades. In the 14th Lok Sabha (2004-2009), 145 members (out of 545), the largest contingent amongst all parties, serve in the house. The party is currently the chief member of the ruling United Progressive Alliance coalition. It is the only party to get more than 100 million votes in the past two general elections (1999, 2004).

History

The history of the Indian National Congress falls into two distinct eras:

The pre-independence era, when the party was at the forefront of the struggle for independence;
The post-independence era, when the party has enjoyed a prominent place in Indian politics, ruling the country for 48 of the 60 years since independence in 1947.

In the pre-independence era, the congress was divided in two groups, moderate and activist. The moderates were more educated and wanted to win people's faith to rule over the country and enjoy the power which British was enjoying and eventually they achieved what they were looking for.

Early years

Founded in 1885 with the objective of obtaining a greater share in government for educated Indians, the Indian National Congress was initially not opposed to British rule. The Congress met once a year during December. Indeed, it was a Scotsman, Allan Octavian Hume, who brought about its first meeting in Bombay, with the approval of Lord Dufferin, the then-Viceroy.

Womesh Chandra Bannerjee was the first President of the INC. The first meeting was scheduled to be held in Pune, but due to a plague outbreak there, the meeting was later shifted to Bombay. The first Session of INC was held from 28-31 December 1885, and was attended by 72 delegates.

Indian Prime Ministers from the Congress Party

Jawaharlal Nehru (1947 - 1964)
Gulzarilal Nanda (May - June 1964, January 1966)
Lal Bahadur Shastri (1964 - 1966)
Indira Gandhi (1966 - 1977, 1980 - 1984)
Rajiv Gandhi (1984 - 1989)
P.V. Narasimha Rao (1991 - 1996)
Manmohan Singh (2004 - present)

Controversies and criticisms
1984 Anti-Sikh massacre - After the assassination of Indira Gandhi by 2 of her Sikh Body Guards following Operation Bluestar, many Congress workers (prominently including Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar) were accused of inciting and participating in anti-Sikh riots that killed thousands. The Congress apologised many years later for its silence on these events. The apology was considered inadequate by some of those concerned.
Key Candidates of Indian National Congress
Manmohan Singh Sushil Kumar Shinde
Sonia Gandhi Vilas Muttemwar
Rahul Gandhi Priya Dutt
P. Chidambaram Mohammad Azharuddin
Pranab Kumar Mukherjee Raj Babbar
A K Antony Sachin Piolt
Mani Shankar Aiyar Jyotiraditya Scindia
 
 
 
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