The Indian National Congress (INC), is one of the oldest and popular parts of India.
a. It was founded in 1885 by the leaders of the national independence struggle.
b. It played an important role during the fight for independence with the British.
c. The party ruled uninterrupted since independence till 1989.
d. In 1989, it lost its popularity, due to the emergence of many other regional political parties.
e. The INC has a centrist ideology; it promotes secularism and welfare of weaker section.