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Indian National Congress

Indian National Congress is a major political party in India. It is the largest and the oldest democratic party in the world. The Indian Youth Congress is the youth wing of the party.

Leadership

Position Politician
Chairperson Sonia Gandhi
Parliamentary Chairperson Sonia Gandhi
Leader in Lok Sabha Sushil Kumar Shinde
Leader in Rajya Sabha Manmohan Singh

Spokespersons

Politicians of the Indian National Congress

The following is a partial list of prominent politicians of the Indian National Congress.

Politician Position Notes
Rahul Gandhi AICC General Secretary
Digvijay Singh AICC General Secretarty Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh
Sachin Pilot Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology MP representing Ajmer, Rajasthan
N Kiran Kumar Reddy Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Former Speaker of AP Assembly
Kamal Nath Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister
Kapil Sibal Minister for Communications and Information Technology
Rajeev Shukla Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs

Congress in States

Pradesh Congress Committee Presidents

Politician Position Notes
Botcha Satyanarayana Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee President Transport Minister, Andhra Pradesh
Pradip Bhattacharya West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee President
Amarinder Singh Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President

History

The Indian National Congress party was founded in 1885. The party’s headquarters is located at 24, Akbar Road, New Delhi.

2010 Congress plenary session

Himachal Pradesh Congress

On 20 December 2012, Congress returned to power in Himachal Pradesh after five years defeating Bharatiya Janata Party. Former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh led the campaign of the party in the legislative assembly elections and emerged victorious from the Shimla (Rural) constituency.

Gujarat Congress

The Indian National Congress party has failed to get a majority in the legislative assembly elections for the third consecutive term in 2012. BJP led by Narendra Modi has received two-thirds majority in the counting which was held on December 20, 2012.

Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee president Arjun Modhwadia has tendered his resignation taking responsibility for the defeat of the party. He also lost to his BJP rival Babu Bokhiria in Porbandar constituency. Arjun Modhwadia was seeking for his third term from Porbandar and lost by a margin of over 17,000 votes.

2014 Elections

Congress makes it clear that it had not promised sub-quota for OBC Muslims. The clarification comes after a newspaper report that said the Congress made the promise of sub-quota had been made in a supplementary manifesto of Congress. Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal says that it had made no such promise as the matter is pending before the Supreme court. Apr 25, 2014

Modi remote controlled by RSS
Congress criticized Narendra Modi and termed his an unaccountable remote control of RSS. Party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi exuded confidence that UPA will come back to power as it did in 2004 and 2009. May 10, 2014

Timeline

2015

Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyer condemned the demand of Shiv Sena to remove the words ‘Socialist’ and ‘Secular’ from the Preamble of Constitution of India. He said that the country is secular and not a Hindu country. Jan 28, 2015

On 8 December 2015, the Congress party leaders staged protests in both the houses of Parliament accusing NDA government of pursuing a "vendetta" against the Gandhi family. A judge on Monday, had ordered Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to appear in court in the National Herald case brought by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy.

Congress disrupts Parliament for the third consecutive day over the National Herald case. On 9 December, top Congress leaders Ahmed Patel, P Chidambaram, Abhishekh Manu Singhvi and Kapil Sibal met at 10 Janpath to discuss the party's strategy in Parliament. While Mallikarjun Kharge said that the case was politically motivated, Abhishek Singhvi said that they would fight on all three fronts: magistrate, the apex court, and the political front.

2013

The Congress has asked its party members to submit details about their social media life as part of their bio-data. Party treasurer Motilal Vora has urged its members to give details of their Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts. The party will update these details in their database including details of family particulars, addresses and contact numbers. Jan 14, 2013

2012

Congress party has termed the claims of ‘India Against Corruption’ member Arvind Kejriwal of corruption against Robert Vadra as false. On 5 October 2012, Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi told reporters, “These are all false allegations. This has been done under some controversy.” Sandeep Dikshit also came in defence and said that it is wrong to drag a businessman into controversy by making false allegations.

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