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.
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Mumbai Friday celebrated the centenary of the homecoming of young barrister-at-law Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi from South Africa to the then Bombay port and upcoming commercial capital of India.
Congress MP Ponnam Prabhakar from Andhra Pradeh has filed a police complaint against two MPs from his state who allegedly used pepper spray and brandished a "knife" in the Lok Sabha while opposing the Telangana bill.
Congress MP Ponnam Prabhakar from Andhra Pradeh has filed a police complaint against two MPs from his state who allegedly used pepper spray and brandished a "knife" in the Lok Sabha while opposing the Telangana bill. Prabhakar was hospitalised for a few hours after the incident.
A senior Congress member on Thursday raised the issue of the tough mathematics question paper in the ongoing CBSE board examinations and asked the government to consider the issue "seriously".
Congress whip in the Rajya Sabha Shantaram Naik Monday said the presiding officers of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha should impress upon the media to give proper coverage to parliamentary proceedings.
Former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee comes within the ambit of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's charge that some former PMs had compromised "deep assets of national security", Goa's lone Rajya Sabha MP Shantaram Naik of the Congress said here Saturday.
A total of 48 candidates have filed their nominations for five Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam, which will go to polls April 7 in the first phase of the 2014 general elections.
The BJP may have national ambitions to form the next union government, but the party seems to be finding it difficult to get suitable candidates for the Lok Sabha seats in Haryana. The BJP is largely banking on turncoat leaders and others to establish itself in the state.
It's all in the family as Bihar politicians have fielded sons, daughters, brothers, wives and close relatives in the Lok Sabha polls. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is a notable exception who has kept his family out of politics.
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