Pragatisheel Indira Congress

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Pragatisheel Indira Congress
Founder Somendra Nath Mitra
Founded 19 July 2008; 10 years ago (2008-07-19)
Split from Indian National Congress
Student wing Pragatisheel Chhatra Dal
Youth wing Pragatisheel Yuva Dal
Ideology Nationalism
Democratic socialism
Political position Right-wing
Colours Green
ECI Status Dissolved party[1]
Alliance UPA
Seats in 
0 / 295
(West Bengal Legislative Assembly)
0 / 235
(Tamil Nadu Legislature)

Pragatisheel India Congress (PIC) is a political party in India that was formed by Somendra Nath Mitra. In July 2008, Somendra Nath Mitra left the Indian National Congress and formed a new party, named, Pragatisheel Indira Congress. In October 2009, the party was officially merged with the All India Trinamool Congress.

The party intends to fight the upcoming West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 2016 with the primary intention of eroding the vote-share of the incumbent All India Trinamool Congress party which runs the government in West Bengal.
Roy, who had formerly been a Railway Minister and also a senior functionary of the Trinamool Congress was expelled from the party in 2015. Initially he contemplated joining hands with either the BJP or the Congress Party but after considering his prospects he decided to not go with any of the national parties and instead went on to form his own party.

List of party post holders[edit]


  1. ^ "List of Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 18.01.2013" (PDF). India: Election Commission of India. 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.