Indian National Congress

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Indian National Congress (INC)
भारतीय राष्ट्रीय कांग्रेस
Logo of the INC
Party Leader Jawaharlal Nehru (Republic of India)
  • A.O. Hume
  • W.C. Bonnerjee
  • S.N. Banerjee
  • Monomohun Ghose
  • William Wedderburn
  • Dadabhai Naoroji
  • Badruddin Tyabji
  • Pherozeshah Mehta
  • Dinshaw Wacha
  • Mahadev Ranade
Founded28th December 1885, 77 years ago
NewspaperNational Herald
Political PositionCentre-Left/Right, Left Wing
ColoursOrange, Green, White, Sky Blue
SloganNone (?)

The Indian National Congress (Hindu: भारतीय राष्ट्रीय कांग्रेस) - abbreviated by some as INC - is an Indian Political Party / Coalition that has held power since the formation of the Indian Republic in 1943. It is comprised of 3 main different wings that share one same idea : For India, Democracy, and Liberty. Its current leader, Jawaharlal Nehru is called by most members as "The Founder of the Republic" since it was him that proposed most of the Indian Constitution. It was founded in 1885 by a comitee of 72 Independence activists during a meeting in Bombay.

The Wings of the INC[edit | edit source]

The Nehruvian-Wing[edit | edit source]

The Nehruvian-Wing of the Indian National Congress is led by Jawaharlal Nehru. It is the most popular wing of the INC and the one currently in power. Standing as a political centre between the Socialists and Conservatives, one of the Nehruvians main goal is the rapid industrialisation and modernisation of the Nation.

The Gandhian Socialists[edit | edit source]

The Gandhian Socialists take most of their ideas from the principles of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, from which they also take their party name. The socialists' ideology is also derived from Light Agrarianism and a principle of Resistance against Japan. It is led by Jivatram Bhagwandas Kripalani.

The Conservatives[edit | edit source]

Led by Morarji Desai, the Conservative-Wing of the INC is very popular amongst every Right-Wing or liberal Indian, as it is the only Mainstream party that isnt Socialist or Left-Wing. Both a very secular and religious moralist leader, Morarji has the portrait of a very nationalistic and anti-Muslim politician within the Indian National Congress.