Indian National Congress

Indian National Congress, also called as Congress Party is an Indian political party founded in 1885. Congress party is known for its role to free India from Britishers. After Independence, Congress came into power with Jawahar Lal Nehru as the first PM of India. Congress has been in power under the era of Nehru, Indira, Rajiv, and Manmohan Singh.

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Rajya Sabha passes farm bills amid Opposition protests; House adjourned

20 Sep 2020

Rajya Sabha passes farm bills amid Opposition protests; House adjourned

The Rajya Sabha on Sunday passed the controversial farm bills amid protests by the Opposition. The Upper House has now been adjourned until 9 am on Monday.

Bills sparked protests; Modi blamed 'misinformation campaign'

Protests

Bills sparked protests; Modi blamed 'misinformation campaign'

Farmers fear the legislation would keep them from availing a Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their produce. Intense protests have been staged, particularly in the states of Punjab and Haryana, in opposition to the bill.

Sena workers get bail after attack on retired Navy officer

12 Sep 2020

Sena workers get bail after attack on retired Navy officer

A group of six Shiv Sena party workers, who were arrested in connection with an assault on a retired Navy officer in Maharashtra's Mumbai, were granted bail on Saturday.

Sonia remains Congress chief; election of successor in 6 months

24 Aug 2020

Sonia remains Congress chief; election of successor in 6 months

The seven-hour long meeting of the Congress Working Committee has come to an end. During the meeting, it was decided that Sonia Gandhi will continue to serve as the interim President of the Indian National Congress (INC).

Senior Congress leaders seek reforms in letter to Sonia Gandhi

23 Aug 2020

Senior Congress leaders seek reforms in letter to Sonia Gandhi

Several senior leaders of the Indian National Congress (INC) have written to party chief Sonia Gandhi seeking sweeping changes in the party.

Congress leader Rajiv Tyagi passes away after suffering cardiac arrest

12 Aug 2020

Congress leader Rajiv Tyagi passes away after suffering cardiac arrest

Congress leader Rajiv Tyagi died on Wednesday due to a cardiac arrest. The Congress party confirmed the news of Tyagi's death through social media.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi admitted to Delhi hospital: Details here

30 Jul 2020

Congress President Sonia Gandhi admitted to Delhi hospital: Details here

Indian National Congress President, Sonia Gandhi, has been admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi on Thursday evening for routine tests, according to reports.

Controversy being created on Modi's remarks at all-party meet: PMO

20 Jun 2020

Controversy being created on Modi's remarks at all-party meet: PMO

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks on the violent face-off between Indian and Chinese forces are being given a "mischievous interpretation," the PM's office said in a statement on Saturday.

Congress will pay for migrant workers' travel, announces Sonia Gandhi

04 May 2020

Congress will pay for migrant workers' travel, announces Sonia Gandhi

Attacking the government over its decision to charge money from migrant workers for their journey home, interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday announced that the grand old party will bear the cost.

Opposition demands 'immediate release' of detained former J&K CMs, leaders

09 Mar 2020

Opposition demands 'immediate release' of detained former J&K CMs, leaders

The Opposition on Monday sent a joint resolution to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre demanding the immediate release of all political leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir.

Watch: 2 MP Congress leaders fight at Republic Day event

26 Jan 2020

Watch: 2 MP Congress leaders fight at Republic Day event

In an embarrassment for the ruling Indian National Congress party in Madhya Pradesh, two party leaders were seen hitting each other at a Republic Day event.

Indian women politicians face more online abuse than US/UK counterparts

24 Jan 2020

Indian women politicians face more online abuse than US/UK counterparts

A recent study on online abuse has revealed the shocking reality of how women politicians in India are targeted on Twitter.

Republic Day 2020: Five facts that every Indian must know

21 Jan 2020

Republic Day 2020: Five facts that every Indian must know

Republic Day is not merely a gazetted holiday for Indians, it's a feeling that fills our heart with pride, as we witness the spellbinding parade and the tricolor waving high in the sky.

Republic Day parade 2020: All you need to know

20 Jan 2020

Republic Day parade 2020: All you need to know

Every year, India celebrates Republic Day on January 26 to honor the day on which the Constitution of India came into effect.

Here's why Jyotiraditya Scindia dropped 'Congress' from Twitter bio

25 Nov 2019

Here's why Jyotiraditya Scindia dropped 'Congress' from Twitter bio

Congress leader and former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia caused a furor on Monday as he removed his political affiliation with the party on his Twitter bio.

Ex-Haryana Congress chief Ashok Tanwar resigns ahead of state polls

05 Oct 2019

Ex-Haryana Congress chief Ashok Tanwar resigns ahead of state polls

A month after he was removed as Haryana Congress chief, Ashok Tanwar announced his resignation from the party on Saturday.

What are the 'Bigg Boss' previous seasons' winners doing nowadays?

26 Sep 2019

What are the 'Bigg Boss' previous seasons' winners doing nowadays?

Bigg Boss 13 is about to start this Sunday, September 29, and the excitement around it is contagious.

Here's why Rahul Gandhi missed CWC meeting, called by Sonia

14 Sep 2019

Here's why Rahul Gandhi missed CWC meeting, called by Sonia

Recently, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi skipped a crucial CWC meeting called by interim party President Sonia Gandhi, raising eyebrows quite naturally.

Why is ex-'Bigg Boss' contestant Arshi Khan resigning from Congress?

24 Aug 2019

Why is ex-'Bigg Boss' contestant Arshi Khan resigning from Congress?

Former Bigg Boss 11 contestant Arshi Khan, who had joined the Indian National Congress earlier this year, has decided to quit politics.

Sonia, Rahul opt out of selection process for next Congress-chief

10 Aug 2019

Sonia, Rahul opt out of selection process for next Congress-chief

A short while ago, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi left the Congress Working Committee meeting, convened to decide the next president of the party.

Congress to pick party chief at tomorrow's CWC meet

09 Aug 2019

Congress to pick party chief at tomorrow's CWC meet

In a possible conclusion to the leadership crisis of the Indian National Congress, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, scheduled to be held on Saturday, will pick a new party chief, sources said.

Congress chief whip resigns over party's stand on Article 370

05 Aug 2019

Congress chief whip resigns over party's stand on Article 370

In yet another blow to the Indian National Congress, party whip in the Rajya Sabha, Bhubaneswar Kalita, resigned on Monday.

Amid Congress's leadership crisis, CWC schedules meeting for August 10

04 Aug 2019

Amid Congress's leadership crisis, CWC schedules meeting for August 10

Over two months after Rahul Gandhi resigned as Congress President, the party said on Sunday that its top-decision making body will hold a meeting on August 10.

Sonia Gandhi to become Congress President? Here's what she said

11 Jul 2019

Sonia Gandhi to become Congress President? Here's what she said

Ever since Rahul Gandhi resigned as Congress President, party leaders are itching for a replacement.

Few have the courage: Priyanka praises Rahul after his resignation

04 Jul 2019

Few have the courage: Priyanka praises Rahul after his resignation

A day after Rahul Gandhi publicly announced his resignation from the post of Congress President, sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hailed his decision saying few have courage like him.

I am no longer Congress President: Rahul Gandhi

03 Jul 2019

I am no longer Congress President: Rahul Gandhi

On Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi reiterated his stand that he is no longer the president of Congress party and asked CWC members to choose his successor soon.

To stop Rahul Gandhi from resigning, Congress worker attempts suicide

02 Jul 2019

To stop Rahul Gandhi from resigning, Congress worker attempts suicide

The ambiguity over Congress President Rahul Gandhi's resignation isn't nearing an end. The man, for the first time in his career, took responsibility for the poll debacle and decided to quit.

How Youth Congress is planning to convince Rahul to "stay"

28 Jun 2019

How Youth Congress is planning to convince Rahul to "stay"

Last month, Rahul Gandhi said he would step down from the post of Congress President after the party faced embarrassing defeat in Lok Sabha polls.

After BJP's win, UP Muslim woman named son 'Narendra Modi'

26 May 2019

After BJP's win, UP Muslim woman named son 'Narendra Modi'

After the Bharatiya Janata Party's landslide victory in the recently held 2019 Lok Sabha elections, a Muslim woman in Uttar Pradesh's Gonda district has named her newborn son 'Narendra Damodardas Modi'.

Congress' Ratan Singh dies of heart attack at counting center

23 May 2019

Congress' Ratan Singh dies of heart attack at counting center

While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rejoices amid yet another huge majority for them in the Lok Sabha elections, tragic news emerges from Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), where Sehore district chief of the Indian National Congress, Ratan Singh, died of a heart attack.

Decoding PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi's election campaigns

18 May 2019

Decoding PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi's election campaigns

While this two-month-long election season awaits conclusion, campaigning for the seventh phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections wrapped up on Friday.

Kangana attacks Sonia, says "we were slaves of Italian governments"

30 Apr 2019

Kangana attacks Sonia, says "we were slaves of Italian governments"

Renowned actress Kangana Ranaut launched a fresh salvo yesterday. This time it wasn't against Alia Bhatt, but the Congress and its former chief Sonia Gandhi.

Everything you should know about Congress and its revival battle

27 Mar 2019

Everything you should know about Congress and its revival battle

The 2014 general elections brought Congress to its weakest tally. The party, known for electing Prime Ministers, managed to win only 44 seats in Lok Sabha.

Voter Helpline app by ECI: All you need to know

24 Mar 2019

Voter Helpline app by ECI: All you need to know

With the much-anticipated Lok Sabha elections less than a month away, it's time to gear up.

#Elections2019: Congress, NCP finalize Lok Sabha seat-sharing pact in Maharashtra

23 Mar 2019

#Elections2019: Congress, NCP finalize Lok Sabha seat-sharing pact in Maharashtra

The Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), and a few other smaller political parties have sealed their seat-sharing arrangement in Maharashtra for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections on Saturday.

Emergency, defense scams and more: Modi writes about Congress' blunders

20 Mar 2019

Emergency, defense scams and more: Modi writes about Congress' blunders

Institutional insult is the Congress' way, wrote Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a blog on Wednesday asking voters to "choose wisely".

Unique and interesting facts and records of Lok Sabha elections

16 Mar 2019

Unique and interesting facts and records of Lok Sabha elections

This year, India, the world's largest democracy, goes to polls to elect the 17th Lok Sabha. The General Election is scheduled to be held from 11 April-19 May.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to not contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections

13 Mar 2019

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to not contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections

Newly appointed Congress General Secretary, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will not be contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha elections this year, according to sources.

#NewsBytesExclusive: Former CEC SY Quraishi on elections, EVMs, and more

05 Mar 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: Former CEC SY Quraishi on elections, EVMs, and more

This year, the world's largest democracy, India, goes to polls to elect the 17th Lok Sabha.

Tamil Nadu: DMK, Congress tie up for Lok Sabha polls

20 Feb 2019

Tamil Nadu: DMK, Congress tie up for Lok Sabha polls

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and Congress in Tamil Nadu have announced on Wednesday that they have forged a seat-sharing alliance for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.