What are the main policies of Indian National Congress?

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What are the main policies of Indian National Congress?

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  • 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.