List of Sessions of Indian National Congress before Independence

The Indian National Congress (INC) was formed by the Allan Octavian Hume in 1885. The first session of INC was held in Bombay from 28–31 December 1885 under the chairmanship of W.C. Bonnerjee. Read this article to know the list of important sessions of INC till 1948.
Created On: Jun 5, 2020 15:58 IST
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Sessions of Indian National Congress before Independence
Sessions of Indian National Congress before Independence

The Indian National Congress was formed in 1885. The first president of the Indian National Congress was Mr. Womesh Chunder Bonnerjee. The session of the Indian National Congress is held at the gap of one year. In this article, we have published the list of all the sessions of the Indian national congress before the Indian Independence.

 

Sessions of Indian National Congress before Independence

Year

Place

President

1885, 1882

Bombay, Allahabad

Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee

1886

Calcutta

Dadabhai Naoroji

1893

Lahore

Dadabhai Naoroji

1906

Calcutta

Dadabhai Naoroji

1887

Madras

Badruddin Tyyabji (fist Muslim President)

1888

Allahabad

George Yule (first English President)

1889

Bombay

Sir William Wedderburn

1890

Calcutta

Sir Feroze S.Mehta

1895, 1902

Poona, Ahmedabad

S.N Banerjee

1905

Banaras

G.K Gokhale

1907, 1908

Surat, Madras

Rasbehari Ghosh

1909

Lahore

M.M Malviya

1916

Lucknow

A.C Majumdar (Re-union of the Congress)

1917

Calcutta

Annie Besant (first woman President)

1919

Amritsar

Motilal Nehru

1920

Calcutta (Special Session)

Lala Lajpat Rai

1921,1922

Ahmadabad, Gaya

C.R Das

1923

Delhi (Special session)

Abdul Kalam Azad (youngest President)

1924

Belgaon

M.K. Gandhi

1925

Kanpur

Sarojini Naidu (first Indian woman President)

1928

Calcutta

Motilal Nehru (first All India Youth  Congress Formed)

1929

Lahore

J.L. Nehru (Poorna Swaraj Resolution was passed)

1931

Karachi

Vallabhbhai Patel (Here, resolution on Fundamental Rights and the National Economic Program was passed)

1932, 1933

Delhi, Calcutta

(Session Banned)

1934

Bombay

Rajendra Prasad

1936

Lucknow

J.L. Nehru

1937

Faizpur

J.L Nehru (first session in a village)

1938

Haripura

S.C Bose (a National Planning Committed set-up under J.L Nehru).

1939

Tripuri

S.C.Bose was re-elected but had to resign due to protests by Gandhiji (as Gandhiji supported Dr. Pattabhi Sitaramayya). Rajendra Prasadwas appointed in his place.

1940

Ramgarh

Abdul Kalam Azad

1946

Meerut

Acharya J.B Kriplani

1948

Jaipur

Dr. Pattabhi Sitaramayya.

The Indian National Congress was formed as a safety-valve for civil and political dialogue among literate Indians. These sessions of the INC are asked in various competitive exams. So aspirants need to read them with utmost care.

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