Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee

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The Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee is the unit of the Indian National Congress for the state of Gujarat. It was formed in 1920 and its first president was Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The GPCC would organize Indian nationalist campaigns during the Indian freedom struggle, and after independence in 1947, it became responsible for supplying candidates of the Congress in local and state election campaigns.

In November 2007, the Congress released a list of its party contestants for the first phase of two-phased elections in Gujarat. Congress lost the elections as the Bharatiya Janata Party got clear majority.

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Gujarat Pradesh Congress started its first office at Khamasa in Ahmedabad under leadership of Shri Kantilal Ghiya as a first President. In 1971, it was shifted to Shahpur. Then it was shifted to Hawawala Blocks on Ashram Road, Ahmedabad. In 1977, it was shifted to Khanpur in the premises, which was till recently Ahmedabad City Congress Office. Then it was shifted to Vikram Chambers on Ashram Road. Then, the place where Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan stands at present was handed over to Congress by Late Shri Hitendrabhai Desai. Gujarat Congress was run from this premises, till the construction work started for Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan. Meanwhile it was shifted to Mirzapur earlier and then to Vasna. And on 28 December 2006 Political secretary of Hon. Congress President shri Ahmedbhai Patel hoisted the flag on new building (Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan).

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