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Congress Foundation Day 2021: History and significance

The Indian National Congress played an essential role in the Indian independence struggle. It is one of the oldest ruling parties of India.

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Congress Foundation Day

The Indian National Congress was founded on December 28, 1885, at Gokuldas Tejpal Sanskrit College in Bombay. Ever since, today is marked at Congress Foundation Day. The official twitter handle of the Indian National Congress tweeted in honour of 136 years of the party.  

Who founded the Indian National Congress?

The founder of the Indian National Congress (INC) was actually not an Indian. Allan Octavian Hume, a retired British Indian Civil Services officer, founded the party with an aim to provide educated Indians with a platform for civil and political discussions. With 72 delegates present, the Indian National Congress was founded. Hume was the General Secretary and the president was Womesh Chunder Bonnerjee. Names like Dadabhai Naoroji, MG Ranade, Monomohun Ghose, Sundernath Banarjee and Dinshaw Wacha were also founders of the Indian National Congress. There were other two British members as well.

What was its significance back then?

Indian National Congress was the only body that represented the Indians. After 1885, the Indian National Congress passed a significant number of resolutions that fulfilled humble demands of the Indians like civil rights and policies.

Indian National Congress and its prominent leaders

The Indian National Congress was popular among people. Its leaders had a massive following. Mahatma Gandhi was a prominent name during the Indian freedom struggle. He was also the president of INC’s Belgaum session in 1924.

After earning political power and control over various provinces, Jawaharlal Nehru came up as the leader that the people wanted. He became the Prime Minister of India after independence, and continued for 17 years.

After Nehru, his daughter succeeded him. Indira Gandhi became the first female Prime Minister of India. She held the office for 15 years. After her assassination in 1984, her son Rajiv Gandhi continued the legacy. He became the youngest Prime Minister in 1984 and he held the office till 1989. The party has given six Prime Ministers to the country: Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, P V Narsimha Rao and Manmohan Singh.

What is INC’s symbol?

Initially, the Election Symbol was an image of two bullocks with a plough. It changed to a cow with a sucking calf during 1971-1977 period. Then, the symbol changed to right hand facing front. It hasn’t been changed since.

What happened after Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination?

After Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination, his widow, Sonia Gandhi took the office of Congress president. Following that, the INC made alliance with various regional parties and led to the formation of Congress-led UPA government. Dr. Manmohan Singh was the Prime Minister.  

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Who are the current leaders of the Indian National Congress?

Currently, the party is led by Rahul Gandhi while Sonia Gandhi is the president. Since the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has come into power, influence of the Gandhi family has been reducing.

The Indian National Congress played an essential role in the Indian independence struggle. It is one of the oldest ruling parties of India.

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Karnataka High Court issues notice to Rahul Gandhi for using KGF-2 song

The notice was issued by a division bench of Chief Justice Prasanna B Varale and Justice Ashok S Kinagi.

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The Karnataka High Court on Friday issued a notice to Rahul Gandhi, Supriya Shrinate, and Jairam Ramesh for using the KGF-2 song on the social media handles of the Congress’s Bharat Jodo Yatra.

Reports said the copyright holder of soundtracks from KGF-2, MRT Music claimed that Congress including Wayanad Lok Sabha MP Rahul Gandhi has violated the court’s order.

The notice was issued by a division bench of Chief Justice Prasanna B Varale and Justice Ashok S Kinagi. In its complaint, MRT Music said the company had spent a whopping amount to acquire the rights to the songs in KGF-2 in Hindi.

In a statement, the music company slammed the Congress and said these lawful actions committed by a national political party reflect their blatant disregard for the rule of law and the rights of private individuals and entities while they are conducting Bharat Jodo Yatra to seek an opportunity to govern the country and frame legislation for protecting the rights of the common man and businesses.

Earlier in November, Congress in an affidavit to the High Court had promised to remove the song from all its social media handles. Reports also said a divisional bench of the HC on November 8 had set aside the order of a Commercial Court that directed the Congress to block the Twitter handles of the party and Bharat Jodo Yatra in the copyright case.

The Commerical Court for Bengaluru Urban District directed the removal of three tweets shared by the Congress’ Twitter handles @INCIndia and @BharatJodo.

Starring Yash, Srinidhi Shetty, Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon, and Archana Jois in the titular roles, KGF-2 is the second instalment to the 2018 Kannada film KGF: Chapter 1. Directed and written by Prashanth Neel, the music of the film has been composed by Ravi Basrur. The film became the third highest-grossing Indian film this year worldwide.

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Meerut police officer breaks into elderly Dalit couple’s house, beats them up, vandalises their house | WATCH

The Meerut police also quashed the claims of the woman to be false and added that the police officials haven’t behaved in an uncivilized manner with any of the relatives.

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A video has come to light from Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut where the Meerut Police allegedly under the influence of alcohol broke into a Dalit couple’s house and vandalised it. The victims have also alleged that the police officials were intoxicated. The family is residents of a house in Sisauli village.

According to reports, the Mau Khas Police station Station incharge, Subhash Chand is alleged to be responsible for the incident.

In the video, the woman can be seen wailing in pain as she looks at her vandalised home and complains about the police officials. The daughter of the woman can also be seen traumatised as they alleged that the police were hurling abuses at them, whereas the woman allege that she was beaten up with sticks by the police offiicals.

The woman also claimed that the police took away here son and also alleged brutality inflicted on her son.

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Police’s statement

Police in their statement said that the son of the woman was absconding in a matter related to a fight between two parties who were under the influence of alcohol. The Meerut police also quashed the claims of the woman to be false and added that the police officials haven’t behaved in an uncivilized manner with any of the relatives.

Another incident

Another incident recently came to light from meerut where some people beat up the family of a girl that resisted the molestation by the hooligans. Upon seeing the commotion in their locality, the neighbours rushed in to restrain the perpetrators, however, the perpetrators also assaulted the neighbours with sticks. The family and girl was also beaten up with sticks according to reports.

The police have registered a case in TP nagar Police station and the are probing to find the absconding perpetrators.

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CTET and BTET teacher candidates cause ruckus in CM Nitish Kumar Muzaffarnagar rally ahead of by-polls

The byelections between the two giants for the Kurhani by-election constituency is scheduled to be held next month on 5 December whereas the vote counting will take place on 8 December.

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CTET and BTET teacher candidates

On Friday, Nitish Kumar was giving an address at a rally held in Kurhani Assembly in Muzaffarnagar. The Chief Minister of Bihar was while delivering his addressed faced sloganeering by the CTET and BTET teacher candidates where they were heard slognareering against the Chief Minister.

The slogans raised by the CTET and BTET teacher aspirants launched an attack on the Bihar CM by raising slogans such as shame on Nitish Kumar and more. Nitish Kumar’s supporters, after hearing the sloganeering done by the teacher aspirants ruckus transpired between the Nitish Kumar supporters and the teacher candidates.

According to reports, Kumar’s supporters turned to violence insued between the two parties as they used the plastic seats to throw at each other. Finally the supporters of Nitish Kumar successfully forced the teacher candidates out of the rally by throwing seats at the candidates during Nitish Kumar address.

It is reported that the ruckus between the two ensued on one end, whereas on the other end the clash between the two groups were witnessed by many as chairs were thrown by the Nitish Kumar supporters at the BTET and CTET teacher candidates.

Kurhani by-polls

Kurhani by-polls will become the first encounter between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Janata Dall United since the recent break of ties between the two parties to form a government with the help of Rashtriya Janata Dall.

The byelections between the two giants for the Kurhani by-election constituency is scheduled to be held next month on 5 December whereas the vote counting will take place on 8 December.

The Kurhani seat was vacated after the RJD MlA Anil Kumar Sahni was disqualified from the state assembly election after he was sent to jail. Sahni had won the seat by beating BJP’s fielded leader by 700 votes in 2020.

Passenger sitting by train’s window seat dies after iron rod pierces through his neck

Veteran Odia actor Jharana Das passes away at 77, President Draupadi Murmu expresses grief

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