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When was the Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress held, where everyone present in the meeting pledged to mark 26 January as ‘Independence Day’? 
1. 14 January 1937 
2. 26 March 1935 
3. 31 December 1929 
4. 31 October 1945 

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : 31 December 1929 

The correct answer is 31 December 1929.

  • The Indian National Congress, on 19 December 1929, passed the historic 'Purna Swaraj' (total independence) resolution – at its Lahore session.
  • A public declaration was made on 26 January 1930 – a day which the Congress Party urged Indians to celebrate as 'Independence Day.
  • Jawaharlal Nehru was elected as President of the Indian National Congress in December 1929 at its annual session in the city of Lahore.

  • The Indian National Congress (INC) was formed by 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. Bannerjee.
  • Sessions of Indian National Congress before Independence

Year

Place

President and fact

1885, 1882

Bombay, Allahabad

Womesh Chandra Bannerjee

1916

Lucknow

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

1919

Amritsar

Motilal Nehru

1939

Tripura

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

1948

Jaipur

Dr. Pattabhi Sitaramayya (Last session)

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