A political party in India, formally the Indian National Congress, established in the late nineteenth century. It was the party of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. After India achieved independence from Britain in 1947, the Congress party dominated India's politics for two decades.
It's a feat not even the 125-year-old congress party could dream of.
In the 1940s, Pashtun leaders in the British Raj—although Muslim themselves—favored the Hindu-majority congress party.
Unfazed, the mercurial Banerjee blazed on, rising in the ranks of the congress party.