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United Progressive Alliance (UPA) is a coalition of predominantly centre-left political parties in India formed after the 2004 general election. The largest member party of the UPA is the INC, whose President Sonia Gandhi is chairperson of the UPA. It formed a government with support from some other left-aligned parties in 2004, after no single party could get the majority on its own.


Sonia Gandhi capable of running UPA: Nana Patole on Raut's bid for Sharad Pawar [Video]

Sonia Gandhi capable of running UPA: Nana Patole on Raut's bid for Sharad Pawar

Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole reacted on Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut's statement that Sharad Pawar should become UPA chief. He said that Sonia Gandhi is capable, she has been running UPA for..

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Watch: Congress responds to Sanjay Raut’s ‘make Pawar UPA chief’ demand [Video]

Watch: Congress responds to Sanjay Raut’s ‘make Pawar UPA chief’ demand

Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole on Thursday said there is no problem in the Shiv Sena-Congress alliance and asserted that the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government will complete its full term...

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'Ye Fevicol ka mazboot jod hai': Nana Patole on MVA alliance [Video]

'Ye Fevicol ka mazboot jod hai': Nana Patole on MVA alliance

On MVA alliance amid political turmoil in Maharashtra, state Congress chief Nana Patole said that the government will run for 5 years and BJP's allegations do not matter. He said, "There will be no..

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'Under UPA govt, gas cylinder cost was...': Rahul Gandhi slams PM Modi in Assam [Video]

'Under UPA govt, gas cylinder cost was...': Rahul Gandhi slams PM Modi in Assam

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi released the party manifesto for Assam. Congress' five guarantees are highlights of the vision document. The law to nullify Citizenship Amendment Act is part of Congress’..

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Congress failed to utilise health budget under its rule, says Jyotiraditya Scindia

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Sena says need united oppn front, Pawar should lead it

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India Against Corruption movement, AAP propped by RSS-BJP to bring down UPA govt: Rahul Gandhi

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