INC

Indian National Congress
Party chairpersonSonia Gandhi
Parliamentary Party ChairpersonSonia Gandhi
Leader in Lok SabhaPranab Mukherjee
Leader in Rajya SabhaManmohan Singh
(Prime Minister)
Founded1885
AllianceUnited Progressive Alliance
Seats in Lok Sabha206
Seats in Rajya Sabha72
Political ideologyPopulism
Social liberalism
Democratic socialism
Social democracy
PublicationsCongress Sandesh
WebsiteOfficial Website
See also the politics of India series

The oldest Indian political party, the Indian National Congress was formed in 1885 and was the most powerful force behind the country's struggle for independence It also held power for most years after independence. The party has also been instrumental in the making or fall of non-Congress governments at the centre when it was out of power.

Smt.Sonia Gandhi

The Party boasts of the leadership of what can be said the first political family of the country. The dynasty goes back to the time of Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first Prime Minister. His daughter, Indira Gandhi, active during the years of the freedom struggle was the natural heir to the throne. The suspension of democratic institutions during emergency earned her many critics and also led to the birth of many anti-Congress factions. Indira Gandhi was assassinated in 1984. Rajiv Gandhi, then a political novice, swept the polls through the apparent sympathy wave. His tragic assassination again brought the Congress to power in 1991, with PV Narasimha Rao as the Prime Minister. The Congress popularity nose-dived mainly due to the involvement of its leaders, including Narasimha Rao, in the vote buying case during a confidence vote and other corruption charges.

In 1999 Mrs. Sonia Gandhi entered politics and took the reins of the party. This was the time when the party most needed the support of the Nehru -Gandhi Family. Now she has matured in the game and is again leading the party in General Elections 2004. The party in her leadership plans the comeback to power.


  • Vision: Faster and inclusive growth
  • Mssion: Create security, dignity and prosperity for every citizen
  • Goal: INC Manifesto


15th Lok Sabha MP's of the Indian National Congress[edit source]

Members of Parliament belonging to Indian National Congress in the 15th Lok Sabha

PersonAgeGenderAffiliationConstituency
Abdul Mannan Hossain56MMurshidabad (WB) Lok Sabha Constituency
Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury65MMaldaha Dakshin (WB) Lok Sabha Constituency
Ad.Kamat Gurudas Vasant54MMumbai North West (MH) Lok Sabha Constituency
Adagur H Vishwanath59MMysore (KA) Lok Sabha Constituency
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury53MBaharampur (WB) Lok Sabha Constituency
Adv. P.T Thomas59MIdukki (KL) Lok Sabha Constituency
Ahir Vikrambhai Arjanbhai Madam51MJamnagar (GJ) Lok Sabha Constituency
Ajay Makan45MIndian National CongressNew Delhi (DL) Lok Sabha Constituency
Amarnath Pradhan51MSambalpur (OR) Lok Sabha Constituency
Anantha Venkata Rami Reddy52MAnantapur (AP) Lok Sabha Constituency
Anjan Kumar Yadav M47MSecunderabad (AP) Lok Sabha Constituency
Annayyagari Sai Prathap64MRajampet (AP) Lok Sabha Constituency
Annutandon51FUnnao (UP) Lok Sabha Constituency
Arun Subhashchandra Yadav36MKhandwa (MP) Lok Sabha Constituency
Aruna Kumar Vundavalli54MRajahmundry (AP) Lok Sabha Constituency
Arvind Kumar Sharma46MIndependent
Indian National Congress
Karnal (HR) Lok Sabha Constituency
Sonipat (HR) Lok Sabha Constituency
Ashok Tanwar33MIndian National CongressSirsa (HR) Lok Sabha Constituency
Avtar Singh Bhadana53MIndian National CongressFaridabad (HR) Lok Sabha Constituency
Meerut (UP) Lok Sabha Constituency
Badri Ram Jakhar59MIndian National CongressPali (RJ) Lok Sabha Constituency
Bapiraju Kanumuru61MNarsapuram (AP) Lok Sabha Constituency
Basori Singh Masram59MMandla (MP) Lok Sabha Constituency
Beni Prasad Verma68MSamajwadi PartyKaiserganj (UP) Lok Sabha Constituency
Gonda (UP) Lok Sabha Constituency
Bhakta Charan Das52MSamajwadi Janata PartyKalahandi (OR) Lok Sabha Constituency
Bharat Ram Meghwal53MIndian National CongressGanganagar (RJ) Lok Sabha Constituency
Bijoy Krishna Handique77MJorhat (AS) Lok Sabha Constituency
Biren Singh Engti64MAutonomous District (AS) Lok Sabha Constituency
C.L.Ruala72MMizoram (MZ) Lok Sabha Constituency
Ch. Lal Singh50MUdhampur (JK) Lok Sabha Constituency
Chandresh Kumari65FIndian National CongressKangra (HP) Lok Sabha Constituency
Jodhpur (RJ) Lok Sabha Constituency
Charan Das MahantIndian National CongressJanjgir (Chhattisgarh) Lok Sabha Constituency
Chaudhari Tusharbhai Amrasinhbhai43MBardoli (GJ) Lok Sabha Constituency
Chinta Mohan54MTelugu Desam PartyTirupati (AP) Lok Sabha Constituency
Cosme Francisco Caitano Sardinha62MSouth Goa (GA) Lok Sabha Constituency
Daggubati Purandeswari49FVisakhapatnam (AP) Lok Sabha Constituency
Datta Meghe72MWardha (MH) Lok Sabha Constituency
Deepa Dasmunsi48FRaiganj (WB) Lok Sabha Constituency
Deepender Singh31MIndian National CongressRohtak (HR) Lok Sabha Constituency
Deora Milind Murli33MIndian National CongressMumbai South (MH) Lok Sabha Constituency
Dinsha Patel71MKheda (GJ) Lok Sabha Constituency
Kaira (GJ) Lok Sabha Constituency
Dip Gogoi57MKaliabor (AS) Lok Sabha Constituency
Dr. C. P. Joshi59MIndian National CongressBhilwara (RJ) Lok Sabha Constituency
Dr. Jyoti Mirdha36FIndian National CongressNagaur (RJ) Lok Sabha Constituency
Dr. Manda JagannathNagarkurnool (AP) Lok Sabha Constituency
Dr. Prabha Kishor Taviad54FDahod (GJ) Lok Sabha Constituency
Dr. Thokchom Meinya58MInner Manipur (MN) Lok Sabha Constituency
Dr.G.Vivekanand51MPeddapalle (AP) Lok Sabha Constituency
Dr.Nilesh Narayan Rane28MIndian National CongressRatnagiriSindadurga (MH) Lok Sabha Constituency
Dr.Sanjay Singh55MSultanpur (UP) Lok Sabha Constituency
Dutt Priya Sunil42FIndian National CongressMumbai North Central (MH) Lok Sabha Constituency
Eknath M. Gaikwad69MIndian National CongressMumbai South Central (MH) Lok Sabha Constituency
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