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Indian National Congress(INC): 2014 Election Results with Seats


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Election results shocker for Congress, likely to impact its revival
October 21, 2014 11:48 AM
 The results of the Haryana and Maharashtra assembly polls came as a shocker for the Congress and made its revival even more difficult as the party has been defeated in the states that had been its traditional strongholds. The Congress finished third in both the states. The results once again raised questions on Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's leadership with no clarity yet about the party's roadmap for restructuring. They also revived demands for giving a more active role to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, highlighting the party's dependence on the Nehru-Gandhi family. The defeat came at the hands of Modi and BJP president Amit Shah, who have been talking about "Congress-free" India. A worrying factor for the Congress is the party's inability to gain ground in the states where it has lost election to the BJP. The Congress has lost successive polls to BJP in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Gujarat. The results Sunday also resulted in Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) - a key ally of the Congress in the UPA government - virtually joining hands with the BJP. The NCP has offered outside support to the BJP and ended scope of an early realignment with the Congress. The NCP had parted ways with the Congress days before the Lok Sabha polls. (IANS)  
Hooda failed to take everyone along: Selja
October 21, 2014 09:56 AM
Congress leader Kumari Selja on Monday blamed former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for the party's debacle in the assembly polls, saying he failed to take everyone along. Selja told a TV channel that the party's central leadership could not be faulted for the defeat as they were "democratic to a fault" and did not want to disturb Hooda once he had been appointed the chief minister. Selja, a Rajya Sabha MP and a former union minister, said: "But he failed not just our workers. He also failed our leaders...Rahulji, Soniaji." She said: "It was incumbent on him once (they) reposed faith, he has to take everybody along. He should not let such charges stick on the organisation that have come by." (IANS)  
Winning, losing part of democracy, says Congress
October 20, 2014 05:33 PM
 The Congress Monday downplayed the electoral defeat it suffered in Haryana and Maharashtra, saying such developments are part of the democratic process. "Winning and losing is part of democracy. Our party has always maintained that we should neither go overboard on victory nor despair on a defeat," Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told the media here. He said there was no dissent as far as party vice-president Rahul Gandhi's leadership was concerned. "The faith of crores of Congress workers is in Rahul Gandhi. They have never had any doubt regarding his leadership." (IANS)  
Haryana gets a relatively young legislature
October 20, 2014 05:24 PM
 The newly elected 13th legislative assembly of Haryana is a relatively young one, with the youngest just 29. Nearly half of the 90 legislators elected this time are 50 years old or less. While the youngest one, Sukhvinder of the BJP, who trounced Ranbir Singh Mahendra of the Congress, who is former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president and son of former chief minister Bansi Lal, from the Badhra assembly constituency, is just 29 years old, the oldest is INLD legislator Hari Chand Middha (Jind seat) at 72. At least 44 legislators in the new assembly are 50 years old or less. Of these, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has 23 young legislators, followed by the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) with 12 and the Congress with four. Nine of the 13 women legislators elected this time are under the age of 50 years. It is for the first time in Haryana that 13 women legislators have made it to the assembly. The earlier high was 11 women legislators in the 2005 assembly polls. The election results this time have also sent the first legislator-couple case to the assembly. Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) president Kuldeep Bishnoi and his wife Renuka Bishnoi will enter the Haryana assembly as the first elected couple. Both, aged 46 and 40 respectively, have been legislators earlier but were never elected together. Kuldeep is son of former Haryana chief minister Bhajan Lal.
Record 13 women get elected to Haryana assembly
October 20, 2014 09:39 AM
Haryana's legislative history has a new entry - 13 women candidates have been declared elected to the new state assembly out of the record 116 who had contested. Out of those elected, eight belong to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), three to the Congress and one each to the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC). Five sitting legislators have been re-elected. These include two ministers - Geeta Bhukkal and Kiran Choudhary - in the outgoing Congress government. The other three re-elected are Renuka Bishnoi (HJC), Shakuntla Khatak (Congress), Santosh Chauhan Sarwan and Kavita Jain (both BJP). The newly-elected women legislators include Santosh Yadav, Seema Trikha, Latika Sharma, Rohita Rewari, Bimla Chaudhary and Prem Lata (all BJP) and Naina Singh Chautala (INLD).  

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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