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भारतीय राष्ट्रीय कांग्रेस भारत का एक राजनैतिक दल है। इस दल की स्थापना १८८५ में हुई थी। श्री ए ओ ह्यूम नें इस दल की स्थापना की थी। इस दल की वर्तमान नेता श्रीमती सोनिया गांधी है। यह दल कांग्रेस संदेश का प्रकाशन करता है। इस दल का युवा संगठन, भारतीय युवा काँग्रेस है। २००४ के संसदीय चुनाव में इस दल को १०३ ४०५ २७२ मत (२६.७%, १४५ सीटें) मिले थे।


दल अध्यक्ष     सोनिया गांधी

संसदीय दल अध्यक्ष     सोनिया गांधी

नेता लोकसभा     प्रणब मुखर्जी

नेता राज्यसभा     मनमोहन सिंह

गठन     1885

विचारधारा     लोकलुभावनवाद अल्पसंख्यक तुष्टिकरण जनतांत्रिक समाजवाद सामाजिक लोकतंत्र







The Indian National Congress (abbreviated INC, and commonly known as the Congress) is one of the two major political parties in India, the other being the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). It is the largest and one of the oldest democratically-operating political parties in the world. The party's modern liberal platform is largely considered centre-left wing in the Indian political spectrum as contrasted to the right-wing socio-religious ultra-nationalist-based Bharatiya Janata Party. Founded in 1885 by members of the occultist movement Theosophical Society—Allan Octavian Hume, Dadabhai Naoroji, Dinshaw Wacha, Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee, Surendranath Banerjee, Monomohun Ghose, Mahadev Govind Ranade and William Wedderburn—the Indian National Congress became a pivotal participant in the Indian Independence Movement, with over 15 million members and over 70 million participants in its struggle against British colonial rule in India. After independence in 1947, it became the nation's dominant political party, led by the Nehru-Gandhi family for the most part; major challenges for party leadership have only recently formed.


In the 2009 general elections, the Congress emerged as the single largest party in the Lok Sabha, with 206 of its candidates getting elected to the 543-member house. Consequently it, as a member of a coalition of political organisations called the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), was able to gain a majority and form the government.


Chairperson: Sonia Gandhi

Parliamentary Chairperson: Sonia Gandhi

Leader in Lok Sabha: Sushilkumar Shinde

Leader in Rajya Sabha: Manmohan Singh (Prime Minister)

Founded: 1885

Newspaper: Congress Sandesh

Student wing: National Students Union of India

Youth wing: Indian Youth Congress

Women's wing: Mahila Congress


Labour wing: Indian National Trade Union Congress

Ideology: Populism, Indian Nationalism (Liberal nationalism), Social democracy, Democratic socialism, Gandhian socialism, Progressivism



18th November 09

updated: 2013-05-06

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