Indian National Congress was born in 1885. Several unforgettable Bengalis were instrumental in the formation of INC – amongst them Surendranath Banerjea was the chief architect for the 1st Congress conference held in Bambay and Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee was elected as the first President of Congress.
During its 126 years history Indian National Congress had been enriched with commendable participation of Bengali luminaries. Bongiyo Pradeshic (Provincial) Congress was formally constituted in the year 1888 – three years after the birth of Indian National Congress. In 1908 none other than Gurudev Rabindranath Thakur was elected as the President. I urge the young members of Congress to go through the list of Presidents of Bongiyo Pradeshic (Provincial) Congress – which later became today's West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC). It would be a learning experience in the course of history of Bengali renaissance.
Coming to the present era, Congress is in the opposition side of the State politics since 1978. During the major part of 34 year's rule of Left regime, Congress was the principal opposition party in Bengal. Congress has sacrificed most during the misrule and tyranny of leftist government and Congress has lost maximum number of supporters and workers in political killings during that period. No other party has suffered as Congress did.
Movement against the vindictive CM - 29 September, 2013
State Youth Congress today initiated a movement against the vindictive attitude of the CM Mamata Banerjee towards Sri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.
State Workshop on Social Media - 7 September, 2013
State Workshop on Social Media was organized by West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee at Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre - Bidhan Nagar. The presence of enthusiastic youth & the high turnout proved that West Bengal is ready to adopt and proceed with the futuristic vision of Congress.
SADBHAVANA YATRA - 20 AUGUST, 2013
Celebrated at every district Head Quarters in West Bengal
Highlighting achievements of UPA II Government & Food Security Bill
Panchayat Poll Violence - 1 AUGUST, 2013
Law less Bengal - Failure of Mamata Government
19 June, 2013
West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee released the Party Manifesto for the coming 3-stage Panchayat Election.
While releasing the Manifesto, Prof. Pradip Bhattacharya MP, President WBPCC said "Congress has given the concept of Panchayeti Raj to the nation. Also Congress is the pioneer force to decentralize the power base to every villages of India. Congress has initiated several flagship programmes for rural benefits and developments of rural economy. "Rights of Work" for employment and "Rights for Education" are contributions of Congress - and now Congress is ready to provide food security for the poor. Despite unethical opposition by a section of political parties in India - Congress is determined to continue its pro-poor missions".
Further he said "Under the far-sighted leadership of Smt. Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, Congress will pursue food security programme and also direct cash (benefits) transfer (DCT) schemes - to generate new horizon in Indian rural progress.
Also present in the function : Dr. Manas Bhunia, Abdul Mannan and other leaders.
The Manifesto, with detail data and analysis of atrocious situation of the State, was compiled by Jay Prakash Majumdar.
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, along with UPA Chairperson Smt. Sonia Gandhi carried out an aerial survey of the flood devastated Uttarakhand. While announcing a special support of Rs. 1000 crore for disaster relief, he assures all help to bring back the normalcy. Describing the magnitude of losses as "unprecedented and huge tragedy", he pays sympathy and homage to those who have lost their lives.