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Indian National Congress: Major political party in India
The Indian National Congress (pronunciation ) is a broadly based political party in India. Founded in 1885, it was the first modern nationalist movement to emerge in the British Empire in Asia and Africa. From the late 19th century, and especially after 1920, under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, Congress became the principal leader of the Indian independence movement. Congress led India to independence from Great Britain, and powerfully influenced other anti-colonial nationalist movements in the British Empire.


Bengaluru: Several people raise 'pro-Modi' slogans, ask Rahul Gandhi to leave

A large number of people raised pro-Modi slogans outside the venue of a function here at which Congress president Rahul was addressing entrepreneurs on Monday.
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Digvijaya Singh accepts CM Kamal Nath’s challenge, tweets he will contest seat selected by Rahul Gandhi

Taking to twitter on Monday morning, Digvijaya Singh said, “Thanks to Kamal Nath ji who invited me to contest from seats where the Congress is weak in Madhya Pradesh. I am grateful to him that he..
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Ahir community threatens to vote against BJP

In a move to show support, members of the Ahir community have backed disqualified Congress MLA Bhaga Barad and threatened to vote against BJP government if the it fails to withdraw the..
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Congress, BJP take out rallies in Britain to influence Indian voters

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Lok Sabha polls 2019: Transfer of votes a challenge for JDS-Congress alliance in Karnataka, agrees JDS leader

The Congress and the JD(S), which had bitterly fought each other in the May 2018 assembly polls, had sewed up a post-election alliance after a hung verdict with the BJP emerging as the single largest..
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One more Congress leader to ditch party? Ex-Goa CM Digambar Kamat leaves for Delhi amid rumours of joining BJP

Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar accused the BJP of spreading rumours about Kamat.
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Day after quitting Congress, Odisha MLA Prakash Chandra Behera joins BJP

Salipur MLA Prakash Chandra Behera, who resigned from the Congress on Saturday, joined the BJP on Sunday.
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BJP flaunting surgical strike, Congress never praised itself for dividing Pakistan into two nations in 1971: Punjab Finance Minister

Manpreet on the completion of two years of Congress government in Punjab on Sunday said that “NDA government claim of destroying terror camps in Pakistan and trying to encash it for electoral gains..
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Lean water flow delays Priyanka's Ganga boat ride

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's scheduled boat ride from Allahabad to Varanasi will start from Monday. She is now scheduled to land in Lucknow on Sunday morning, where she will meet former MLAs..
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Guaranteed minimum income if Congress wins: Rahul

At a rally here, Gandhi also said his party would introduce a scheme of guaranteed minimum income for the poor if elected to power.
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Arun Jaitley accuses Opposition of manufacturing 'fake issues'

Accusing the opposition of manufacturing 'fake issues' concerning Rafale, Nirav Modi and Balakot air strike, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday said if these were removed from Congress president..
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BC Khanduri's son joins Congress

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Lok Sabha Election 2019: Pallam Raju, JD Seelam among Congress candidates from Andhra Pradesh

Senior Congress leaders Pallam Raju, JD Seelam, Rajya Sabha MPs T Subbarami Reddy and Sirivella Prasad, Mastan Vali, Chinta Mohan are some of the people who will contest the Lok Sabha elections from..
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Lok Sabha polls: Congress releases third list of 18 candidates

All India Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev has been fielded from the Silchar Lok Sabha seat and Gaurav Gogoi from the Kaliabor seat in Assam.
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Madhya Pradesh: Ex-BSP leader Devendra Chourasia who joined Congress 3 days ago killed

Former BSP leader Devendra Chourasia, who joined Congress three days ago, was killed and his son injured on Friday
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Cong leadership reserved for Gandhis: Jaitley

"Generation after generation, the Congress party's leadership berth is reserved for a member of the preferred family.
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Gujarat High Court quashes stay on Ex-Congress MLA Bhaga Barad's conviction

HC allows state's plea to set aside lower court order
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Lok Sabha 2019: National Conference-Congress seat-sharing talks hit roadblock

Under the 2014 seat-sharing arrangement, Congress had contested two Jammu and Ladakh parliamentary seats while the National Conference had contested all the three seats in the Valley.
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Sonia, Manmohan party to decision to free Azhar: Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah has written in a blog that that that soon after the hijacking, then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee had called an all-party meeting attended by the entire opposition in which Congress's..
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MP Cong says 27% quota for OBCs can be implemented under 9th schedule provisions

At a press conference in the state Congress office on Friday afternoon, party’s Rajya Sabha MP Rajmani Patel contended, “Our party has always supported the poor and backwards. When the BJP brought..
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Many in Delhi Congress favour alliance with AAP, but final call by Rahul: PC Chacko

Delhi Congress president Sheila Dikshit appeared to be isolated over the issue of alliance with AAP for Lok Sabha polls, as AICC in charge PC Chacko on Friday claimed that "many" in the party were in..
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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's relatives join BJP

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Siddaramaiah wants Rahul Gandhi to contest LS polls from Karnataka

Former chief minister Siddaramaiah on Friday said the Karnataka Congress wants party president Rahul Gandhi to contest the coming Lok Sabha polls from the southern state.
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Priyanka to sail on Ganga to feel pulse of people along riverbank

After making a political buzz through a successful roadshow in the state capital last month, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra appears all set to explore a new means of reaching out to..
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Rahul Gandhi says Congress will implement Healthcare act if voted to power

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Rahul slams PM Modi, says Congress does not impose anything on people

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Thursday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said unlike him and his party, the BJP, the Congress listens to everyone and does not impose anything upon the..
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Huge blow to Congress ahead of Lok Sabha polls, close Sonia Gandhi aide Tom Vadakkan joins BJP

In a major blow to the Congress party ahead of the Lok Sabha election, senior Congress leader Tom Vadakkan on Thursday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
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Pressure mounts on Maharashtra Oppn leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil after son joins BJP ahead of Lok Sabha Election

Congress leaders call for meeting to discuss his fate
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Old feud gets resurrected in Lok Sabha battle for Ahmednagar

Dr Sujay Vikhe Patil, son of the Leader of Opposition and Congress MLA Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, recently joined the BJP.
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Lok Sabha 2019: Congress fields Priya Dutt, Milind Deora from Maharashtra

The BJP, on the other hand, has also stitched its alliances in the Northeast with a series of regional parties.
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33% quota in jobs for women if we form govt: Rahul

Launching the UPA's Lok Sabha election campaign in the south, Congress president Rahul Gandhi promised 33% reservation for women in all government-sector jobs. "It will be the first order that the..
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BJP petitions EC over Rahul Gandhi's charges against PM, seeks action

A BJP delegation led by Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday met Election Commission officials, urging them to take action against Congress president Rahul Gandhi for allegedly violating..
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15 surgical strikes took place under Congress rule, but it never talked about it: Rajasthan CM

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UPA will reserve 33% government jobs for women: Rahul

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the UPA will reserve 33 per cent government jobs for women and pass the Women's Reservation Bill giving 33 per cent of seats in the Lok Sabha if it..
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Expose BJP’s false claims on social media, Congress tells party workers

A senior Congress leader said not only on national issues but the workers were told to counter BJP on local issues as well. Local BJP MP Kirron Kher had made number of promises during last lok sabha..
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Priyanka Gandhi meets Bhim Army chief in hospital

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday met Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad at a hospital where the Dalit leader was admitted a day earlier.
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Probe Robert Vadra, but also investigate PM Modi on Rafale deal: Rahul Gandhi

Asserting that law must not be applied selectively, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said if his brother-in-law Robert Vadra can probed so can Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his alleged..
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Rafale deal: Rahul Gandhi says Narendra Modi and Ambani will be convicted when Congress comes to power

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said there will be an investigation into the Rafale aircraft deal when the party comes to power and the guilty will be punished.
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India's main opposition promises jobs for women amid heated election campaign

India’s main opposition Congress party will reserve a third of federal government jobs for women if it comes into power, its chief Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday, in a sign women's rights are rising..
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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweets for first time

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweeted for the first time on Tuesday, over a month after joining Twitter. She put out two tweets in quick succession — one on Mahatma Gandhi's..
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Congress MLA Bhaga Barad disqualified: Gujarat HC asks state government to file reply

The now disqualified MLA had in a petition challenging his disqualification said that the Speaker had taken a decision that was outside his purview of power.
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Congress-NCP confident of 18-20 seats from Maharashtra

The sources said that the figures were derived following multiple surveys conducted over one year.
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Patidar leader Hardik Patel joins Congress

Hardik also paid a visit to the venue of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, and met the party leaders.
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At Sabarmati Ashram, Rahul and Sonia gets a book on Gandhi in Ahmedabad

The two and a host of top Congress leaders were in Ahmedabad to attend the Congress Working Committee meeting on Tuesday.
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PM Narendra Modi exploiting national security, says CWC resolution

The meet, held in Gujarat after a gap of 58 years, also authorised Congress President Rahul Gandhi and top leadership to decide on alliances for polls.
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Congress sounds poll bugle from PM Narendra Modi-Amit Shah's homeland

Congress president Rahul Gandhi's onslaught over PM Modi
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Tamil Nadu all set to witness blockbuster action thriller

With BJP allying with AIADMK & Congress with DMK and other parties joining either of the fronts, state is back to time-tested bi-polar poll-itics
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Lok Sabha 2019: Mayawati says no alliance, Congress hits back 'we don't need her'

UP Congress spokesperson Rajiv Bakshi said it was not up to Mayawati to decide whether the Congress wanted to enter an alliance with her party.
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Modi is chaos: Sibal hits back at Jaitley

A day after finance minister Arun Jaitley said the choice before voters in the general elections would be either "Modi or chaos", senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Tuesday hit back saying "Modi is..
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Some people writing blogs in Bapu's name for 'political advantage': Congress leader Ahmed Patel

Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote a blog post to mark the 89th anniversary of the Dandi March, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Tuesday said some people are writing blogs in Mahatma..
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