Structure of Indian National Congress
First Online: June 24, 2005
The Nagpur convention of Congress (year 1920) adapted an organization structure for operation of Congress. The structure was as follows.
It was a wise (although the linguistic representation may be debated), democratic structure for the size and nature of the organization, and allowed for blossoming of leadership.
However, Indira Gandhi brought upon Congress, an autocratic leadership and a cult following. During her time, internal elections were not held, and the secondary leadership did not develop.
Over the decades, the Congress has split, merged and this hierarchy has disappeared, mostly controlled by the charismatic presidents -- most typically a member of the Nehru-Gandhi family.
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