Indian National Congress

Indian political party

The Indian National Congress, also called the Congress Party, is a major Indian political party. The party was founded in 1885.[1] It is the largest constituent party of the UPA, a coalition of Indian political parties that form the opposition against the ruling NDA coalition. The party's chairperson is Sonia Gandhi. It has registered its worst performance in an election in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Indian National Congress
PresidentSonia Gandhi
Founded28 December 1885 (136 years ago) (1885-12-28)
IdeologySocial liberalism
Political positionCentre


  1. IH Qureshi, 'Indian Politics: A History 1962