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JMM Congress alliance breaks
October 31, 2014 12:47 PM
 The  alliance between the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)  and the Congress in Jharkhand has finally broken off with both the party leaders announcing to contest the forthcoming assembly elections on all 81 seats . “Yes, alliance between our parties has finally been broken off as at the last minute the Congress party ditched us. We’ll now contest on all the 81 seats”, declared Chief Minister and JMM leader Hemant Soren (News Reports)
TN Congress chief Gnanadesikan quits
October 31, 2014 09:14 AM
Tamil Nadu Congress president B.S. Gnanadesikan has resigned to enable the leadership reconstitute a new state unit.Gnanadesikan, in his resignation letter to party president Sonia Gandhi, said he did his level best to bring unity within the party and conducted several meetings at various levels."To enable you to reconstitute the Pradesh Congress Committee without any hindrance, I am offering my resignation as president of the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee," he said.The immediate trigger for Gnanadesikan's resignation was not clear.The state unit of the Congress is ridden with various factions.Former union shipping minister G.K. Vasan has the largest support base among the state party cadres, while former union finance minister P. Chidambaram also leads another faction.The Congress party was considered 'untouchable' in the state for all other parties during the Lok Sabha elections over its stand on the Sri Lankan Tamil issue and corruption charges.(IANS)
Jharkhand poll: Alliance or no alliance for Congress?
October 30, 2014 02:08 PM
Jharkhand: The congress is now faced by a turmoil in Jharkhand whether to ally with other parties for the upcoming polls.  One section of the state Congress is in favour of ending alliance with the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), which is the regional power in the state, another wants the allaince to go on for better poll results. Congress wanted 36 seats for itself and the JMM and give the rest nine to the RJD and JD(U) in the 81-seat polling. But the JMM wants a minimum of 50 seats. Hariprasad even advised the high command to give the JMM a few more seats so that the fight against the BJP could be made stronger but top level management is still to take a call.( News Reports)   
Congress names 15 candidates for Kashmir assembly poll
October 30, 2014 09:23 AM
 The Congress has issued its first list of 15 candidates for the forthcoming assembly elections in J&K.The list fielded three sitting legislators and ministers in the state coalition government.Nawang Rigzin Jora for the Leh seat in Ladakh region, Abdul Majeed Wani for the Doda seat and Viqar Rasool for the Bannihal seat, both in the Jammu region.The party has also fielded sitting legislator G.M. Saroori for the Inderwal seat in the Kishtwar district of Jammu region.For the Ramban reserved seat, Ashok Kumar Dogra has been fielded while Mohd Sharief Niaz has been fielded for the Bhaderwah seat, both in the Jammu region.In the Valley, the party has fielded Faqir Mohammad Khan for Gurez, Usman Majeed for Bandipora, Imtiyiaz Parray for Sonawari, Aijaz Ahmad Sheikh for Kangan and Mohammad Yusuf Bhat for Ganderbal seat.For the Kargil seat, Ashgar Karbalai, the CEO of the Kargil autonomous hill development council, has been fielded.Ghulam Raza has been fielded for the Zanskar seat while Dildan Namgyal get the party mandate for the Nubra seat in the Ladakh region.The Congress is fighting the assembly elections without any electoral alliance with the National Conference (NC). (IANS)
Congress taunts BJP over black money
October 29, 2014 02:46 PM
The Congress today said the central government can't take credit for revealing names of people holding black money abroad when it did so on a Supreme Court directive."It is wrong for anyone to take credit for anything that is (being done) by the order of the Supreme Court," party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi said.Speaking after the government submitted 627 names of foreign bank account holders to the apex court, Singhvi wanted to know where was the illegally stashed cash the BJP had pledged to bring back after taking power."The BJP kept saying we will bring back so many crores of rupees and put it in your pocket... Have they put even Rs.55 in anyone's pocket? Where is the money they promised?" he asked.(IANS)

Status of Top Leaders of Indian National Congress for 2014 Vidhan Sabha Elections from Maharashtra


The table below shows the result of all the famous political leaders of the Indian National Congress(Indian National Congress) for Maharashtra vidhan Sabha Election Results 2014

Danave Santosh Raosaheb
Constituency:Bhokardan
State:Maharashtra
Votes so far: Not Available
Amin Patel
Constituency:Mumbadevi
State:Maharashtra
Votes so far: 39188
Radhakrishna Eknathrao Vikhe Patil
Constituency:Shirdi
State:Maharashtra
Votes so far: 121459
Ameeta Ashokrao Chavan
Constituency:Bhokar
State:Maharashtra
Votes so far: Not Available
Constituency:Latur City
State:Maharashtra
Votes so far: 119656
Constituency:Solapur City Central
State:Maharashtra
Votes so far: 46907
Constituency:Karad South
State:Maharashtra
Votes so far: 76831
Nitesh Narayan Rane
Constituency:Kankavli
State:Maharashtra
Votes so far: 74715
Constituency:Palus-Kadegaon
State:Maharashtra
Votes so far: 112523


Status of Top Leaders of Indian National Congress for 2014 Vidhan Sabha Elections from Haryana


The table below shows the result of all the famous political leaders of the Indian National Congress(Indian National Congress) for Haryana vidhan Sabha Election Results 2014

Constituency:Garhi Sampla-Kiloi
State:Haryana
Votes so far: 80693
Savitri Jindal
Constituency:Hisar
State:Haryana
Votes so far: 42285
Kiran Choudhry
Constituency:Tosham
State:Haryana
Votes so far: 58218
Dr.Raghuvir Singh Kadian
Constituency:Beri
State:Haryana
Votes so far: 36793
Anand Singh Dangi
Constituency:Meham
State:Haryana
Votes so far: 50728


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About Indian National Congress



Indian National Congress (INC or Congress) Facts

Election symbol
Founded on 1885, 128 years ago
FounderBritish civil servant Allan Octavian Hume
Present prominent leaders of INCSmt. Sonia Gandhi, Shri Rahul Gandhi, Dr Manmohan Singh
Parliamentary ChairpersonSonia Gandhi
President of INCSonia Gandhi
Leader of INC in Lok SabhaSushilkumar Shinde
Leader of INC in Rajya SabhaDr. Manmohan Singh
Probable PM Candidate 2014Rahul Gandhi
Present Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Political PositionCenter left (Capitalism)
PhilosophyPopulism, Indian Nationalism (Liberal nationalism), Social democracy, Democratic socialism, Gandhian socialism, Progressivism
Alliance(UPA) United Progressive Alliance
Party typeNational Party
Student WingNational Students Union of India
Labour WingIndian National Trade Union Congress
Colour
Aqua
Seats in Lok Sabha206 out of 545
Seats in Rajya Sabha70 out of 245
Head office address24, Akbar Road, New Delhi
Phone no.91-11-23019080
Fax91-11-23017047
Official websitehttp://www.inc.in/
INC current Chief Ministers
Andhra PradeshShri N. Kiran Kumar Reddy
Arunachal PradeshShri Nabam Tuki
AssamShri Tarun Gogoi
HaryanaShri Bhupinder Singh Hooda
KeralaShri Oommen Chandy
MaharashtraShri Prithviraj Chavan
ManipurShri Okram Ibobi Singh
MeghalayaDr Mukul Sangma
UttarakhandShri Harish Rawat
KaranatakaShri Siddaramaiah
MizoramShri Lalthanhawla
Himachal PradeshShri Virbhadra Singh
INC Candidate List for General Elections 2014
Founded in the year 1885 under the guidance of British civil servant Allan Octavian Hume, the Indian National Congress (INC),
popularly known as the Congress, is the country’s oldest political party. Today it is one of the two major national political parties, other being the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and operates on the ideology of Gandhian Socialism and Social Democracy. Its political position is centre-left in contrast to BJP which is the right-wing religious nationalist.

Members of the Theosophical Society, namely Dadabhai Naoroji, Surendranath Banerjee, M.G. Ranade, Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee, Dinshaw Wacha, Monomohun Ghose and William Wedderburn, headed by A.O. Hume, established the Indian National Congress to play a pivotal role in the Indian freedom struggle against the British rule. Liberal nationalism became the war-cry of the Congress, drawing to it more than 15 million members and triple the number of participants in the anti-imperialist struggle. Though it began as a political party, the INC was symbolic of the largest vehicle of the Indian National Movement in the pre-independent era, being the sole representative of the people of the country and representing social reform causes and human progress.

The Congress is credited with a number of historic demands and movements of the freedom struggle. With Mahatma Gandhi adorning the centre stage of Indian freedom struggle, a number of other members of the Congress joined the freedom struggle. Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Jayaprakash Narayan, Jivatram Kripalani, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Rajendra Prasad and others followed in the aura of Gandhian policy of Satyagraha and his concept of non-violence. The Congress became increasingly popular among the masses, though with years, it began to identify itself with the big business houses of the Tata’s and the Birla’s. In the final years of the British rule, the Congress became synonymous to the leadership and spiritual guidance of Mahatma Gandhi. With the independence of India being achieved in 1947 and the immediate assassination of Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru became the sole undisputed head of the INC in independent India. The INC faced severe crisis in 1967, when Indira Gandhi, the then President of Congress, faced criticisms and oppositions from the majority members of the INC, as her leadership failed to achieve success in the states of the Hindi belt. The Congress witnessed a split, as a result of the growing tensions between the elder members and the young members of the INC. The faction headed by Indira Gandhi came to be called Congress (R) or the ‘New Congress’ and the official and original Congress party led by Kamaraj came to be called Indian National Congress (Organization) or INC(O) or the ‘Old Congress’. Soon however, the Election Commission of India identified the ‘New Congress’ as the official Congress. With Indira Gandhi becoming autocratic and dictatorial in her approach, as the Congress President as well as the PM of India, increasing factionalism took place within the Congress party. In the face of severe opposition, she unleashed a police state in the country by proclaiming a National Emergency in 1975. She lifted the emergency in 1977 when fresh elections were held. Indira Gandhi’s authoritarian rule led to the first electoral defeat of the Congress in the hands of the Janata Party in 1977.


The present President of the INC is Indira Gandhi’s daughter-in-law Sonia Gandhi, the wife of Rajiv Gandhi. The present Vice President of the INC is Sonia Gandhi’s son Rahul Gandhi. The Nehru-Gandhi legacy has percolated to the party’s top leadership even today. The Congress has won a number of general elections in the country. The 2009 elections made the Congress form the present government in a Congress-led UPA alliance. Manmohan Singh is the present Prime Minister of India, and represents the Congress party.

Election Symbol and its Significance



The election symbol of the Congress party, as approved by the Election Commission of India, is the “right hand”, with its palm-side facing front. It is usually seen in the centre of an Indian flag, which forms its background. The fingers of the hand are pressed together. This election symbol is significant as it was selected by the Indira Gandhi led Congress (R), which later came to be recognized as the official Congress.

The symbol of the original Congress, founded in 1885 was different - it had a symbol of ‘two bullocks with plough’. The present hand symbol was first used by Indira Gandhi as she split from the old faction and created the New Congress. The hand is symbolic of strength, energy and unity. The Congress is the largest democratic party in the country with the largest number of members and party worker. The Congress, according to its symbol, works in unity with the members and the masses, thereby forming a strong party. The working of the Congress, which follows various ranks within its organizational structure, is also representative of the energy and efforts needed to function as a party.

The Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) is the smallest functional unit of the Congress, present at the state-level in every state or Pradesh. Together, the delegates of the PCCs form the All India Congress Committee (AICC). This structured working of the party lends unity, show of strength and effort to rule across India.

Leaders of Congress



The Congress Working Committee is the highest decision-making body of the INC. The leaders of the INC, who are also their representatives and national executives, are:
  • Sonia Gandhi, President of INC
    Sonia Gandhi, the Parliamentary Chairperson of the INC, succeeded her husband Rajiv Gandhi as the Congress President in 1998 and has remained in that post ever since. She is the longest serving President of the party in the history of the INC. She has served as the President of the National Advisory Council (NAC), which is an unconstitutional body set up to aid and advise the Prime Minister in his governance of the country. She has also served as the Leader of Opposition in the 13th Lok Sabha in 1999, when the BJP-led NDA government came to power. Sonia Gandhi is the Chairperson of the present United Progressive Alliance (UPA) since 2004, when the Congress-led UPA came to power consecutively in 2004 and 2009.
  • Manmohan Singh, PM and Leader of House, Rajya Sabha
    Singh is the current Prime Minister of India. He has retained the post of PM for 2 consecutive terms in 2004 and 2009. He is the first PM after Jawaharlal Nehru, to have completed the full 5-year term in office. His government under UPA-1 and UPA-2 is said to have brought about certain important acts and schemes such as the Right to Information Act in 2008, Rural Health Mission, Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, and the recent Food Security Bill in 2013.
  • Sushil Kumar Shinde, Leader of House, Lok Sabha
    Shinde is a member of the Congress Working Committee in the category of ‘Permanent Invitees’. Besides being the Leader in Lok Sabha, he is the Minister of Home Affairs in the present UPA-2 government.
  • Rahul Gandhi, Vice-President of the INC
    Rahul Gandhi is a Member of Parliament from the Amethi constituency in UP. He is also the Chairperson of the Indian Youth Congress as well as the National Students Union of India (NSUI). Rahul Gandhi is being viewed as a potential Prime Ministerial candidate from the INC in the upcoming 2014 general elections.
  • A.K. Anthony, MP, Rajya Sabha
    Antony is the Defence Minister of India in the present UPA government.
  • Digvijay Singh, General Secretary, AICC
    Singh has remained the former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and one of the most important figures in the INC.


Achievements of Congress



As the oldest-surviving national political party, the INC has had a number of achievements in the political scenario of the country. Some of these are listed below:
  • The INC has a number of frontal organizations and mass wings under its banner. Its student wing called the National Students Union of India (NSUI) has a vibrant presence in student politics across the country. It has contributed to the cause of women through its women’s wing called All India Mahila Congress. Its labour wing, one of the largest trade unions in the country, is called Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC). Its youth wing is called Indian Youth Congress.
  • The UPA-1 and UPA-2 governments, successively in power in 2004 and 2009, have initiated some of the important social policies like Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, Rural Health Mission. The party claims to take into account the causes of the marginalized and underprivileged sections of the society through Reservation Policies in all sectors of government jobs and education. The INC also supports the family planning with birth control scheme, though it does not overtly adhere to it in terms of a policy etc. The INC claims to operate on the Gandhian principles of Sarvodaya or upliftment of all sections of the society.
  • The INC has had healthy foreign relations with countries of USA, European Union and other SAARC countries. The UPA government initiated peace talks with bordering countries of China and Pakistan. The INC has maintained the policy of non-alignment as its major foreign intervention. In fact, Jawaharlal Nehru was the founder of the Non-Alignment Movement. The successive Congress governments have been participants in major international organizations like World Trade Organization, G20 Industrial Summits, International Monetary Fund, United Nations, UN Security Council, East Asia Summit and others.
  • The Congress government has been a proponent of economic neo-liberalism, as its economic policy from 1991. They have initiated free market policies and other schemes such as disinvestment of profit making PSUs, introducing FDIs in finance sector and MNCs in retail sector. These have been opposed by other political parties as being anti-people.
  • The historic Right to Information Act was passed in 2011, thereby making the government responsible for its actions. Other significant legislations passed by the Congress are Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill, Benami Transaction Prohibition Bill, Whistle Blowers Protection Bill, Public Procurement Bill and others. Another significant piece of legislation passed in February 2013 was Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act.

Contact Details



Official Website of INC: http://aicc.org.in/
Head-Office Address of INC: 24, Akbar Road, New Delhi - 110011, India
Contact Numbers:
PHONE: 91-11-23019080
FAX: 91-11-23017047
Email id: office@aicc.in

Last Updated on September 17, 2014


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