Indian National Congress - INC Timeline

  • 170 Dec 19, 2010

    83rd Congress Plenary takes place in Burari

    Addressing the Congress Plenary in Burari, Smt Sonia Gandhi asked Party leaders to reflect on why the people of India should place their trust in the Congress. She said, “We are a party with a glorious past. We are the party of the future. It is for us to ensure that the Congress holds out hope for each and every Indian. That is our obligation.”

  • Sonia gandhi Dec 29, 2009

    125 glorious years of serving the nation

    As the Indian National Congress celebrated 125 glorious years of serving the nation, Congress President Sonia Gandhi addressed party workers at a celebration held to mark the occasion, and said, “The party has always promoted secularism through a consensual approach, and has stood for the protection of the rights of the poor.”

  • 166 Sep 24, 2008

    Shri Rahul Gandhi is appointed as General Secretary, AICC

    Shri Rahul Gandhi is elected by the Party as General Secretary, AICC, and also given charge of the Indian Youth Congress and the National Students Union of India.

  • 164 Feb 29, 2008

    Farm Loan Waiver

    UPA Govt announced a Rs 72,000 crore waiver of loans taken by more than 4.30 crore small and marginal farmers across the country. In most of the Indian States, the number of small and marginal farmers ranged from 70% to 94% of the total number of farmers.

  • 162 Apr 01, 2007

    National Rural Health Mission launched

    The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) was launched by the Congress - led UPA government as part of its commitment to ensuring quality healthcare for all. The scheme proposed a number of new mechanisms for healthcare delivery including training local residents as Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) and the Janani Surakshay Yojana.

  • 168 May 16, 2010

    The people of India place their trust in the Congress; United Progressive Alliance wins Lok Sabha Polls

    The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance wins 262 seats in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections against 159 seats for the NDA. INC emerges as the single largest party with 206 seats. Dr Manmohan Singh is sworn in as Prime Minister for a second term.

  • 167 Feb 09, 2009

    Block Congress Committee and District Congress Committee National Convention

    The National Convention of the BCC and DCC was organised by their Presidents on Ramlila Grounds in Delhi. Party leadership heard the views of grassroots workers.

  • 165 Jul 22, 2008

    UPA wins Nuke Deal Trust Vote

    UPA government won the confidence vote, clearing the way for it to finalise a landmark nuclear energy deal with the United States. Nuclear energy is critical to the energy security of the country.

  • Oct 02, 2007

    Non-Violence Day

    The Satyagraha Conference resolution in New Delhi is initiated by Smt Sonia Gandhi, as Archbishop Desmond Tutu called upon the UN to adopt the idea. The UN General Assembly voted on June 15, 2007 to establish 2 October as the International Day of Non-Violence.

  • 161 Jan 21, 2006

    Hyderabad Session

    The highlight of the Congress Session in Hyderabad was the speech delivered by Shri Rahul Gandhi, who spoke on behalf of the youth of the country, and said, “Today, we are the oldest Party in India, but we are also the youngest… We must embrace the young of our country; we must use this organisation of ours to unleash the immense energy to build a better India.” He also said that the flag of India was his religion.