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______ was elected as President of the Indian National Congress in December 1929 at its annual session in the city of Lahore.
1. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
2. Subhas Chandra Bose
3. Jawaharlal Nehru
4. Lal Bahadur Shastri

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Jawaharlal Nehru

The correct answer is Jawaharlal Nehru.

  • Jawaharlal Nehru was elected as President of the Indian National Congress in December 1929 at its annual session in the city of Lahore.

  • Indian National Congress was formed on December 28, 1885, by British civil servant Allan Octavian Hume.
  • Umesh Chandra Banerjee was elected as the first president of the first meeting of the Congress.
  • 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’.
  • In 1929, Lord Irwin, the then Viceroy of India, made a vaguely announced – referred to as the Irwin Declaration -  that India would be granted dominion status in the future.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
  • Vallabhbhai Patel, popularly known as Sardar Patel, Bismarck of India, Iron Man Of India, Strong Man.
  • He was the first Deputy Prime Minister of India.
  • Indian National Trade Union Congress was founded in 1947 by Vallabhbhai Patel.
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s statue or known as the Statue of Unity is situated in Gujarat, India. It is the world’s tallest statue standing at a height of 182 meters.
Subhas Chandra Bose
  • Subhas Chandra Bose (Netaji) (23 January 1897 – 18 August 1945) is known for his role in India's independence movement.
  • He was born on 23rd January 1897, in Cuttack, Orissa Division, Bengal Province, to Prabhavati Dutt Bose and Janakinath Bose.
  • He earned the title ‘Netaji’, in Germany by the Indian soldiers of the Azad Hind Fauj in 1942.
  • His very famous slogan is, “Give me blood, and I shall give you freedom!” as well as “Jai Hind”.
  • He was elected the President of the All India Youth Congress and also the Secretary of Bengal State Congress.
  • He formed the All India Forward Block.
  • He is said to have died in 1945 when his plane crashed in Taiwan. However, there are still many conspiracy theories regarding his death.
Lal Bahadur Shastri
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri was the second prime minister of India (1964-1966).
  • His famous slogan of ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ became popular during the 1965 Indo-Pakistan war.
  • He died the day following the Tashkent Agreement that formally ended the war.

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