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.
In the 1940s, Pashtun leaders in the British Raj—although Muslim themselves—favored the Hindu-majority congress party.
It's a feat not even the 125-year-old congress party could dream of.
“She is the queen,” a senior member of the congress party said of Sonia, the party boss, as Singh was sworn into the job.
Unfazed, the mercurial Banerjee blazed on, rising in the ranks of the congress party.