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The Indian National Congress is an Indian political party founded in 1885. After Indian independence in 1947, the Congress became the dominant political party in the country. Congress leader Jawaharlal Nehru served as the first Prime Minister of India. More

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  • Congress faces crisis in Rajasthan as 90 MLAs loyal to CM threaten to resign Sep 26, 2022 02:47 PM IST

    Congress faces crisis in Rajasthan as 90 MLAs loyal to CM threaten to resign

    These MLAs are against Sachin pilot becoming the next CM. Crisis erupts after Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot senses trouble on a remark by Rahul Gandhi that the party will follow the ‘one man, one post’ rule.

  • Congress president Poll: You will see the support I enjoy when I submit my nomination paper, says Shashi Tharoor Sep 26, 2022 12:38 PM IST

    Congress president Poll: You will see the support I enjoy when I submit my nomination paper, says Shashi Tharoor

    Amid uncertainty over Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's candidature for the top party post, Tharoor also met Rahul Gandhi on the sidelines of Bharat Jodo Yatra at Pattambi in this north Kerala district. Tharoor said it was a courtesy call as Gandhi was in his home district.

  • Rajasthan political crisis: Congress observers likely to return to Delhi, MLAs loyal to Ashok Gehlot to hold meeting Sep 26, 2022 12:31 PM IST

    Rajasthan political crisis: Congress observers likely to return to Delhi, MLAs loyal to Ashok Gehlot to hold meeting

    Sachin Pilot, who is seen to be the main contender for the chief minister's post if Gehlot is elected the party's national president post, has left for New Delhi to meet the high command.

  • Will not take 'fake, divisive news' peddled by BJP leaders lying down: Congress Sep 26, 2022 12:15 PM IST

    Will not take 'fake, divisive news' peddled by BJP leaders lying down: Congress

    Congress general secretary in-charge communications Jairam Ramesh also shared what he said was a police complaint by Kerala MP Hibi Eden against a particularly "vicious bhakt".

  • Rajasthan crisis: Central leaders to persuade Congress MLAs to hold one-to-one meeting Sep 26, 2022 10:53 AM IST

    Rajasthan crisis: Central leaders to persuade Congress MLAs to hold one-to-one meeting

    Congress observers Mallikarjun Kharge and Ajay Maken, who had waited in vain for all legislators to arrive for the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting on Sunday, were trying to persuade Gehlot loyalists to meet them one by one in an effort to defuse the political crisis.

  • Bharat Jodo Yatra enters Palakkad district Sep 26, 2022 09:34 AM IST

    Bharat Jodo Yatra enters Palakkad district

    The morning leg of the march, which entered its 19th day, will cover 12.3 km and halt at Pattambi.

  • Ashok Gehlot loyalists plunge Rajasthan Congress in crisis, give Speaker resignation letters Sep 26, 2022 06:36 AM IST

    Ashok Gehlot loyalists plunge Rajasthan Congress in crisis, give Speaker resignation letters

    The loyalists headed to Speaker C P Joshi's home after a long meeting in the evening at minister Shanti Dhariwal's residence, saying they were resigning as MLAs. All this while, at the chief minister's home, Gehlot and Congress observers Mallikarjun Kharge and Ajay Maken waited for all legislators to arrive for the CLP meeting.

  • Rajasthan political crisis: All MLAs angry and are resigning, says Cabinet minister Sep 25, 2022 09:45 PM IST

    Rajasthan political crisis: All MLAs angry and are resigning, says Cabinet minister

    Pratap Singh Khachariyawas, Cabinet Minister said, "We are going to the party president for that"

  • Nitish, Pawar lead call by opposition leaders for forming united anti-BJP front with Congress for 2024 polls Sep 25, 2022 08:18 PM IST

    Nitish, Pawar lead call by opposition leaders for forming united anti-BJP front with Congress for 2024 polls

    "If all non-BJP parties unite, which must include our friends from Congress, then we can get rid of those working to destroy the country," Kumar said at a mega rally

  • Congress president poll: As Ashok Gehlot throws his hat in the ring, Sachin Pilot supporters upbeat about his rise as CM Sep 25, 2022 03:56 PM IST

    Congress president poll: As Ashok Gehlot throws his hat in the ring, Sachin Pilot supporters upbeat about his rise as CM

    Ahead of the crucial Congress Legislature Party meeting in Jaipur on Sunday evening, posters carrying quotes such as 'Naye Yug ki Taiyari' (preparing for a new era) in support of Pilot have surfaced in Jodhpur.

  • Ghulam Nabi Azad reaches Jammu; likely to launch his party next week Sep 25, 2022 02:26 PM IST

    Ghulam Nabi Azad reaches Jammu; likely to launch his party next week

    Veteran Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, 73, quit Congress on August 26, terming the party "comprehensively destroyed".

  • How Arvind Kejriwal turned 2022 Gujarat assembly polls into AAP versus BJP narrative Sep 25, 2022 01:10 PM IST

    How Arvind Kejriwal turned 2022 Gujarat assembly polls into AAP versus BJP narrative

    With polls nearing, political observers and pollsters working on the ground say Kejriwal has managed to turn the Gujarat elections into a BJP versus AAP narrative as the Congress, the principal opposition party, offers a "cold response".

  • History beckons as Congress gears up for 4th election contest for AICC chief since Independence Sep 25, 2022 01:07 PM IST

    History beckons as Congress gears up for 4th election contest for AICC chief since Independence

    The Congress has asserted that its internal democracy has no parallel in any other party and it is the only one to have a central election authority for organisational polls.

  • Ex-CM of Karnataka S M Krishna admitted to hospital with respiratory infection Sep 25, 2022 12:25 PM IST

    Ex-CM of Karnataka S M Krishna admitted to hospital with respiratory infection

    Krishna served the 16th chief minister of Karnataka from October 11, 1999 to May 28, 2004.

  • Trinamool Congress spent big for Goa polls, drew blank Sep 25, 2022 11:11 AM IST

    Trinamool Congress spent big for Goa polls, drew blank

    The Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP spent nearly Rs 3.5 crore in Goa, where it tried its luck for the second consecutive assembly elections.

  • Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury writes to Om Birla, seeks chairmanship for Congress of at least one substantive Parliament panel Sep 24, 2022 02:45 PM IST

    Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury writes to Om Birla, seeks chairmanship for Congress of at least one substantive Parliament panel

    The Congress may lose the chairmanship of two crucial parliamentary committees on home affairs and information technology in an imminent rejig of the panels, sources had said on Thursday.

  • India will progress only when women safe: Rahul Gandhi on Uttarakhand, UP incidents Sep 24, 2022 01:49 PM IST

    India will progress only when women safe: Rahul Gandhi on Uttarakhand, UP incidents

    The incidents that have happened with girls in Moradabad and Uttarakhand have shocked everyone," Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi.

  • After Jairam Ramesh, Abhishek Singhvi asks Congress leaders to refrain from commenting on AICC chief candidates Sep 24, 2022 12:59 PM IST

    After Jairam Ramesh, Abhishek Singhvi asks Congress leaders to refrain from commenting on AICC chief candidates

    Earlier, Congress General Secretary In-charge, Communications, Jairam Ramesh had asked the party spokespersons and the Communications department office-bearers to refrain from commenting on any colleague contesting the elections.

  • India stalled under Congress-led UPA: Narayana Murthy Sep 24, 2022 11:34 AM IST

    India stalled under Congress-led UPA: Narayana Murthy

    But the economic reforms of 1991, when Manmohan Singh was the finance minister, and the present Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA government’s schemes like ‘Make In India’ and ‘Startup India’ have helped the country gain ground, according to NR Narayana Murthy

  • Congress Presidential Election News: Gehlot vs Tharoor Likely as Nomination Begins Today; Pilot Meets Raj Speaker, MLAs Sep 24, 2022 10:47 AM IST

    Congress Presidential Election News: Gehlot vs Tharoor Likely as Nomination Begins Today; Pilot Meets Raj Speaker, MLAs

    Ashok Gehlot has said the call on his successor to head the Rajasthan government will be taken by Sonia Gandhi

  • Gehlot announces prez poll bid, says call on Rajasthan CM will be taken by Sonia, party in-charge Sep 23, 2022 09:34 PM IST

    Gehlot announces prez poll bid, says call on Rajasthan CM will be taken by Sonia, party in-charge

    With Shashi Tharoor likely to be the second contender and the names of several others also doing the rounds for joining the fray, Gehlot said the aim should be that all Congress members work together after the poll to strengthen the party.

  • Gujarat: Congress to take out day-long yatra in Saurashtra on September 28 Sep 23, 2022 05:40 PM IST

    Gujarat: Congress to take out day-long yatra in Saurashtra on September 28

    The yatra called ’Chalo Congress Ke Saath Ma Ke Dwar’ (Let’s go with the Congress to the goddess’ door) will begin from Rajkot city, MLA Lalit Kagathara said.

  • PM must answer why BJP govt failed to address unemployment, debt crisis: Cong ahead of Modi's HP rally Sep 23, 2022 04:58 PM IST

    PM must answer why BJP govt failed to address unemployment, debt crisis: Cong ahead of Modi's HP rally

    PM Modi is slated to address a youth rally at Paddal Maidan in Mandi on Saturday, to be organised by the state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.

  • Karnataka Congress targets BJP government over 40% commission in contracts Sep 23, 2022 04:34 PM IST

    Karnataka Congress targets BJP government over 40% commission in contracts

    BJP hits back by saying Congress has no proof and its campaign is based on one contractor’s allegations.

  • Not interested in becoming Congress president, says Digvijaya Singh Sep 23, 2022 03:59 PM IST

    Not interested in becoming Congress president, says Digvijaya Singh

    The Congress on Thursday set the ball rolling for electing its chief by issuing a notification.

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