All India N.R. Congress

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All India N.R. Congress
PresidentN. Rangaswamy
General SecretaryVacant
FounderN. Rangaswamy
Founded7 February 2011; 13 years ago (2011-02-07)
Split fromIndian National Congress
Headquarters6, 1st Main Road, Pon Nagar, Reddiarpalayam, Puducherry-605010,Puducherry, India.
IdeologySocial democracy[citation needed]
Political positionCentre[citation needed]
ECI StatusState Party
AllianceNDA (2014 – present)
Seats in Lok Sabha
0 / 543
Seats in Rajya Sabha
0 / 245
Seats in Puducherry Legislative Assembly
10 / 33
Number of states and union territories in government
1 / 31
Election symbol

All India N.R. Congress (abbr. AINRC)[1] is a regional political party formed by the Chief Minister of Puducherry, N Rangaswamy in the Indian union territory of Puducherry.[2] He announced the party formation on 7 February 2011 in the party's head office in Pondicherry as a breakaway from the Indian National Congress. Currently it is part of the National Democratic Alliance led by the serving BJP.

The official website states expansion of "N R" in the party's name as Namathu Rajiyam (meaning our kingdom).[1] These letters are also the initials of the party founder N. Rangasamy. The party's official motto is Simplicity, Fairness and Transparency.

2011 Assembly elections[edit]

The party was formed on 7 February 2011 as a breakaway from the Indian National Congress. The party won 15 seats in the 2011 Puducherry Legislative Assembly election and formed the government. On 18 May 2015, it was announced that Congress MLA Malladi Krishna Rao is likely to quit the party and formalise his association with the AINRC taking the strength of the serving party to 15.[3]

2014 Lok Sabha election[edit]

Chief Minister N Rangaswamy announced that R. Radhakrishnan, former Speaker of Puducherry Assembly, would be the AINRC candidate for the Puducherry constituency for 2014 Lok Sabha Election.[4] Radhakrishnan won the lone Lok Sabha seat from Puducherry.

2016 Assembly elections[edit]

AINRC won 8 seats in the 2016 Puducherry Legislative Assembly election while Congress has emerged as the single largest party with15 seats.[5] Therefore, Congress, along with Dravid Munnetra Kazhagam which wons 2 seats, forms governmet.

2021 Assembly elections[edit]

AINRC along with BJP bagged the largest number of seats in the 2021 Puducherry Legislative Assembly election which will pave way for the NDA to form a government in the Union Territory for the first time.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "What does AINRC mean?". Retrieved 21 September 2020.
  2. "ADMK reaches poll pact". NDTV. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  3. "Rebel congress MLA to support NR COngress". NDTV. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  4. "AINRC names candidate". NDTV. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  5. Upadhyaya, Prakash (19 May 2016). "Pondicherry (Puducherry) Assembly elections 2016 result: Congress emerges single largest party". Retrieved 13 December 2021.
  6. "NDA shifts focus to government formation in Puducherry". The Hindu. 3 May 2021.