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.

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Digvijaya's Twitter goof-up: Late leader in Rahul Gandhi Cabinet

New Delhi, March 28

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday goofed up with a Twitter post, wherein he said former External Affairs Minister, late Dinesh Singh, was a member of Rahul Gandhi's Cabinet.

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Beijing, March 28

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EESL rejects charges of irregularities in procuring LED bulbs

New Delhi, March 28

A day after the Congress party alleged irregularities in procurement of 'Ujala' LED bulbs, the Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) on Monday trashed the charges, saying they were "false, misleading and devoid of any facts".

BJP, Congress misleading people on house tax: AAP

New Delhi, March 28

The AAP on Tuesday said the BJP and the Congress are misleading people on the abolition of house tax by saying that it cannot be done.

Congress demands new law on data privacy

New Delhi, March 28

Congress leader Deepender Singh Hooda on Tuesday urged the government to bring a new legislation on data privacy, pointing out that people are facing the risk of data theft, especially with a system like Aadhaar in place.

JNU got best varsity award for good work, not hostage 'drama': Javadekar

New Delhi, March 28

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday that Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) got the best university award for its good work and not for the controversy last year during which the Vice Chancellor was taken hostage.

Modi government showing double standards over Lokpal: Congress

New Delhi, March 28

The Congress on Tuesday accused the Narendra Modi government of double standards on the Lokpal issue by saying that the ombudsman can't be appointed in the absence of Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha.

Lok Sabha Speaker's lunch for Parliament members, others

New Delhi, March 28

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Tuesday arranged lunch for members and staff of Parliament as well as media persons to mark the new year as per the Hindu lunar calendar.

Indian-American Congressman calls Trump 'devil'

Washington, March 28

Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna, a Democrat who represents the 17th Congressional District of California, known as the Silicon Valley, called US President Donald Trump a "devil" and his budget proposal "dumb".

UDF to protest widespread encroachment in Munnar

Thiruvananthapuram, March 28

The Congress-led opposition is to organise a protest in the picturesque hill station of Munnar in Idukki district on April 4 against "widespread encroachment".

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