The establishment of the Indian national congress was significant event in the development of national movement in india.
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this is from icse class 10 history civics
After,India's independence in 1947, Congress formed the Central government of india, and many regional state governments.Congress became India's dominant political party; as of 2015, in the 15 general elections since independence, it has won an outright majority on six occasions and has led the ruling coalition a further four times, heading the central government for 49 years. There have been seven Congress Prime minister, the first being Jawaharlal nehru (1947–1964), and the most recent Manmohan singh (2004–2014). Although it did not fare well in the last general elections in India in 2014, it remains one of two major, nationwide, political parties in India, along with the right-wing, Hindu nationalist , Bharathiya janatha party(BJP).In the 2014 general election, Congress had its poorest post-independence general election performance, winning only 44 seats of the 543-member Lokh sabha.
From 2004 to 2014, the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance, a coalition of several regional parties, formed the Indian government, and was headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The leader of the party during the period, Sonia gandhi has served the longest term as the president of the party. As of May 2018, the party is in power in four legislative assemblies: punjab, Mizoram, karnataka (in an alliance with the JD (S)), and the union territory of puducherry.