SESSONS OF INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS

SESSONS

OF

INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS

 

BEFORE INDEPENDENCE

In this article, we have published a list of all the sessions of the Indian national congress before the Indian Independence.

 

The Indian National Congress was formed in 1885 in Bombay which is now Mumbai.

 

The first president of the Indian National Congress was

Mr. W. C. Bonnerjee.

 

The sessions of the Indian National Congress were held at the gap of a year.

 

 

Sessions of Indian National Congress

The Founding Years (1885-1900)

Date Place President Session
28-30 December 1885 Bombay

NOW  MUMBAI

Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee 1st

(MOST IMPORTANT FACT)

27-30 December 1886 Calcutta Now kolkata Dadabhai Naoroji 2nd
27-30 December 1887 Madras

NOW CHENNAI

Badruddin Tyyabji  3rd

(first Muslim President)

26-29 December 1888 Allahabad Now

Prayagraj

George Yule

(first English President)

4th
26-28 December 1889 Bombay

NOW  MUMBAI

Sir William Wedderburn 5th
26-30 December 1890 Calcutta Pherozeshah Mehta 6th
28-30 December 1891 Nagpur P. Ananda Charlu 7th
28-30 December 1892 Allahabad Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee 8th
27-30 December 1893 Lahore

NOW IN PAKISTAN

Dadabhai Naoroji 9th 
26-29 December 1894 Madras Alfred Webb 10th
27-30 December 1895 Pune Surendra nath Banerjee 11th 
28-31 December 1896 Calcutta Rahimatullah M. Sayani 12th 
27-29 December 1897 Amraoti C. Sankaran Nair 13th
29-31 December 1898 Madras Ananda Mohan Bose 14th 
27-29 December 1899 Lucknow Romesh Chunder Dutt 15th
27-29 December 1900 Lahore N.G. Chandavarkar 16th

The Pre Independece Era (1900-1947)

Date Place President Session
26-28 December 1901 Calcutta Dinshaw Eduljee Wacha 17th
28-30 December 1902 Ahmedabad Surendra Nath Banerjee 18th
28-30 December 1903 Madras Lal Mohan Ghosh 19th
26-28 December 1904 Bombay Sir Henry Cotton 20th
27-30 December 1905 Banaras or

Kashi

Gopal Krishna Gokhale 21st
26-29 December 1906 Calcutta Dadabhai Naoroji 22nd
26-27 December 1907 Surat Rash Behari Ghosh 23rd (Session Suspended)
28-30 December 1908 Madras Rash Behari Ghosh 23rd 
27-29 December 1909 Lahore Madan Mohan Malviya 24th
26-29 December 1910 Allahabad Sir William Wedderburn 25th
26-28 December 1911 Calcutta Bishan Narayan Dar 26th
26-28 December 1912 Bankipore Raghunath Narasinha Mudholkar 27th
26-28 December 1913 Karachi Nawab Syed Mohammed Bahadur 28th
14-15 April 1914 Madras Bhupendra Nath Bose 29th
27-29 December 1915 Bombay Satyendra Prasanna Sinha 30th
26-30 December 1916 Lucknow Ambica Charan Mazumdar  31st
26-29 December 1917 Calcutta Annie Besant

(the first ever  woman to assume that position.) 

32nd
26-30 December 1918 Delhi Madan Mohan Malviya 33rd
29 August – 1 September 1918 Bombay Romesh Chunder Dutt Special Session
26-30 December 1919 Amritsar Motilal Nehru 34th
26-30 December 1920 Nagpur C. Vijaya

raghavachariar

35th
27-28 December 1921 Ahmadabad Hakim Ajmal Khan (Acting President for C.R. Das) 36th
26-31 December 1922 Gaya Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das 37th
4-8 September 1923 Delhi Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad  Special session
26-27 December 1924 Belgaum M.K. Gandhi

FIRST AND LAST SESSION WHEN GANDHIJI BECAME PRESIDENT

39th
15-17 April 1925 Cawnpore Mrs. Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Naidu was elected as the President of the Indian National Congress Party in 1925, the first ever INDIAN woman to assume that position. 

40th
26-28 December 1926 Gawahati S. Srinivasa Iyengar 41th
26-28 December 1927 Madras M. A. Ansari 42nd
29 December 1928 – 1 January 1929 Calcutta Motilal Nehru  43rd
16-18 April 1929 Lahore Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru 

MOST IMPORTANT SESSION WHEN NEHRUJI DEMANDED Poorna Swaraj or complete independence

44th
21-31 March 1931 Karachi Vallabhbhai J. Patel  45th
12-14 September 1933 Calcutta  Now Kolkata Mrs. Nellie Sengupta 47th
24-28 October 1934 Bombay Dr. Rajendra Prasad 48th
18-20 June 1936 Lucknow Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru 49th
12-14 July 1937 Faizpur Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru 50th
19-21 February 1938 Haripura (Surat district of Gujarat, India) Subhash Chandra Bose 51st
10-12 March 1939 Tripuri

Jabalpur (M.P.)

Subhash Chandra Bose 52nd
19-20 March 1940 Ramgarh Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad 53rd
23-24 November 1946 Meerut J.B. Kriplani 54th

J.B. Kriplani was the president of Indian National Congress

at the time of Indian independence.

on his birth anniversary know Acharya J.B Kripalani who shows dissent to pandit nehru | जयंती विशेष: आचार्य कृपलानी क्यों लाए थे पंडित नेहरू के खिलाफ पहला अविश्वास प्रस्ताव ...

He was a Gandhian Socialist,  mystic and freedom fighter, noted for his incorruptibility and determination.

 

  The Indian National Congress was formed as a safety valve for civil and political dialogue among literate Indians.

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