What are the main policies of Indian National Congress?
- It was founded in 1885 and played a dominant role in Indian politics at the national and state level for several decades after India’s independence.
- A centrist party in its ideology, it favours secularism and welfare of weaker sections and minorities. It supports new economic reforms but with a human face.
- It emerged as the largest party with 145 members in the Lok Sabha elections held in 2004. It led the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) coalition government at the Centre.
- It lost elections in 2014 and secured 44 seats. Currently, it is the principal opposition party in Lok Sabha.