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Who moved (and withdrew) a resolution for the enfranchisement of women in the 1917 Session of Indian National Congress ?
1. Annie Besant
2. Sarojini Naidu
3. Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay
4. Aruna Asaf Ali

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Sarojini Naidu

The correct answer is Sarojini Naidu.

  • Sarojini Naidu moved a resolution for the enfranchisement of women in the 1917 session of the Indian National Congress.
  • The 1917 session of INC was presided by Annie Besant and she also became the first female president of INC.

  • Sarojini Naidu-
    • Sarojini Naidu is known as the 'Nightingale of India'.
    • In 1917 she helped in the formation of the Women’s Indian Association (WIA).
    • Sarojini Naidu took part in the Salt March with Mahatma Gandhi and was arrested by the British authorities along with all the Congress leaders in 1930.
    • The arrests prompted Congress to stay away from the First Round Table Conference taking place in London. Following the Gandhi-Irwin Pact in 1931 however, Sarojini Naidu and other leaders would participate in the Second Round Table Conference.
    • She wrote a collection of poems- 'Feather of Dawn'.

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