Indian National Congress

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The Indian National Congress (also known as the Congress Party, the Congress or the INC) is one of India's major political parties, with a broad base.

Founded in 1885, the Congress Party was the first modern nationalist movement to emerge in the British Empire in Asia and Africa. Since the end of the 19th century, and especially after 1920, under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, the Congress led the Indian independence movement, with around 15 million people participating in the organization and another seventy million supporting the struggle against the oppression of the British Empire in the country.[1]