Addressing the Congress Plenary in Burari, Smt Sonia Gandhi asked Party leaders to reflect on why the people of India should place their trust in the Congress. She said, “We are a party with a glorious past. We are the party of the future. It is for us to ensure that the Congress holds out hope for each and every Indian. That is our obligation.”
The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance wins 262 seats in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections against 159 seats for the NDA. INC emerges as the single largest party with 206 seats. Dr Manmohan Singh is sworn in as Prime Minister for a second term.
As the Indian National Congress celebrated 125 glorious years of serving the nation, Congress President Sonia Gandhi addressed party workers at a celebration held to mark the occasion, and said, “The party has always promoted secularism through a consensual approach, and has stood for the protection of the rights of the poor.”
The National Convention of the BCC and DCC was organised by their Presidents on Ramlila Grounds in Delhi. Party leadership heard the views of grassroots workers.
Shri Rahul Gandhi is elected by the Party as General Secretary, AICC, and also given charge of the Indian Youth Congress and the National Students Union of India.
UPA government won the confidence vote, clearing the way for it to finalise a landmark nuclear energy deal with the United States. Nuclear energy is critical to the energy security of the country.
UPA Govt announced a Rs 72,000 crore waiver of loans taken by more than 4.30 crore small and marginal farmers across the country. In most of the Indian States, the number of small and marginal farmers ranged from 70% to 94% of the total number of farmers.
The Satyagraha Conference resolution in New Delhi is initiated by Smt Sonia Gandhi, as Archbishop Desmond Tutu called upon the UN to adopt the idea. The UN General Assembly voted on June 15, 2007 to establish 2 October as the International Day of Non-Violence.
The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) was launched by the Congress - led UPA government as part of its commitment to ensuring quality healthcare for all. The scheme proposed a number of new mechanisms for healthcare delivery including training local residents as Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) and the Janani Surakshay Yojana.