Asserting that its 10 years of governance had given India its highest economic growth, the Congress party Wednesday promised to return to that path in three years with a focus on manufacturing, stable prices, 100 million new jobs and a debate on affirmative action in private firms if re-elected.
Indian National Congress
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. It is the largest and one of the oldest democratic political parties in the world. The party's modern liberal platform is largely considered center-left in the Indian political spectrum. 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 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, led by the Nehru-Gandhi family for the most part; major challenges for party leadership have only recently formed.
Courtesy : Read more
Recent news stories about Indian National Congress
Videos about Indian National Congress
Congress will form govt. with full majority: virbhadra___s wifeNovember 4, 2012
Pratibha Singh, wife of Congress Chief Ministerial candidate Virbhadra Singh is hopeful of Congress coming to power with full majority.
Congress showed the path of development: rahul gandhiNovember 4, 2012
Congress General Secretary credited Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and the entire Congress party for putting India in ...
Virbhadra singh casts his vote, hopes to regain powerNovember 4, 2012
Former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Virbhadra Singh cast his vote at a school in Shimla today. Polls are going on for ...
Sonia slams opposition for weakening democratic institutionsNovember 4, 2012
New Delhi, Nov 04 (ANI): Congress president Sonia Gandhi at a massive rally at the Ramlila Ground today slammed the opposition parties for trying to ...
Economic Reforms will help in getting jobs PMNovember 4, 2012
New Delhi, Nov 04 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today addressed the Congress mega rally at the Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi. Singh during his ...
Photos related to Indian National Congress
Trinamool Congress leader Kailash Sarma, party candidate for 2014 Lok ...April 9, 2014
Trinamool Congress leader Kailash Sarma, party candidate for 2014 Lok Sabha Election from Guwahati, Biju Phukan and other party workers release party's manifesto in Guwahati on April 9, 2014.
Trinamool Congress candidate for 2014 Lok Sabha Election from Ghatal ...April 9, 2014
Trinamool Congress candidate for 2014 Lok Sabha Election from Ghatal parliamentary constituency, actor Dev during an election campaign in Ghatal of West Bengal on April 9, 2014.
Congress candidate for 2014 Lok Sabha Election from Medak, Vijaya Shanti ...April 9, 2014
Congress candidate for 2014 Lok Sabha Election from Medak, Vijaya Shanti files her nomination papers in Medak of Andhra Pradesh on April 9, 2014.
Congress candidate for 2014 Lok Sabha Election from Mahboobnagar, Sudini ...April 9, 2014
Congress candidate for 2014 Lok Sabha Election from Mahboobnagar, Sudini Jaipal Reddy files his nomination papers in Mahboobnagar of Andhra Pradesh on April 9, 2014.
Trinamool Congress workers burn an effigy of Deputy Election Commissioner ...April 9, 2014
Trinamool Congress workers burn an effigy of Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi in Howrah on April 9, 2014.