More commonly known as Congress, this is one of the major political parties of India. The party was founded 128 years ago, on December 28, 1885. In the 66 years since Independence, the INC has headed the Central Government for 49 years. The social policy of the Congress is based upon sarvodaya, the Gandhian principle of upliftment of all sections of society, and most of their policies are geared in this direction, though proper execution of several of these seems to be lacking. For the last 10 years (from 2004-2014), the Congress led UPA (United Progressive Alliance) has been in power, with Dr Manmohan Singh as the Prime Minister of India and Sonia Gandhi as the Party President. Rahul Gandhi is the current spokesperson for the Congress and is trying to battle against the accusations of corruption within the party.