List of Presidents of Indian National Congress (1885-2017)


List of Presidents of the Indian National Congress (INC) - Indian National Congress Leaders 2017

● The Indian National Congress (INC) is one of the oldest parties in the political system of Republic of India.
● Formed in 1885 by A.O.Hume, an Englishman and a retired civil servant.
● Hume’s main purpose was probably to provide a “safety valve” to the growing discontent among the educated Indians.


● Other important leaders during foundation were Dadabhai Naoroji, Badrudin Tyabji, Anand Mohan Bose, R.C.Dutt, Ferozshah Mehta, G.K.Gokhale, G. Subramaniyam Aiyyar, Dinshaw Vacha, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Mahadev Govind Ranade, Madan Mohan Malviya.
● First session in Bombay under W.C.Banerjee in 1885 (72 delegates attended it).
● In the first two decades (1885-1905), quite moderate in its approach and confided in British justice and generosity.
● But the repressive measures of the British gave rise to extremists within Congress like Bipin Chandra Pal, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Lala Lajpat Rai (Lal, Bal, Pal).
● The current president of this party is Sonia Gandhi.

Here is a list of all Congress party presidents:

Name of President Year of Presidency Place of Conference
Womesh Chunder Bonnerjee 1885 Bombay
Dadabhai Naoroji 1886 Calcutta
Badruddin Tyabji 1887 Madras
George Yule 1888 Allahabad
William Wedderburn 1889 Bombay
Pherozeshah Mehta 1890 Calcutta
Anandacharlu 1891 Nagpur
Womesh Chunder Bonnerjee 1892 Allahabad
Dadabhai Naoroji 1893 Lahore
Alfred Webb 1894 Madras
Surendranath Banerjee 1895 Poona
Rahimtulla M. Sayani 1896 Calcutta
C. Sankaran Nair 1897 Amravati
Anandamohan Bose 1898 Madras
Romesh Chunder Dutt 1899 Lucknow
N. G. Chandavarkar 1900 Lahore
Dinshaw Edulji Wacha 1901 Calcutta
Surendranath Banerjee 1902 Ahmedabad
Lalmohan Ghosh 1903 Madras
Henry Cotton 1904 Bombay
Gopal Krishna Gokhale 1905 Benares
Dadabhai Naoroji 1906 Calcutta
Rashbihari Ghosh 1907, 1908 Surat, Madras
Madan Mohan Malaviya 1909 Lahore
William Wedderburn 1910 Allahabad
Bishan Narayan Dar 1911 Calcutta
Raghunath Narasinha Mudholkar 1912 Bankipore
Nawab Syed Muhammad Bahadur 1913 Karachi
Bhupendra Nath Bose 1914 Madras
Lord Satyendra Prasanna Sinha 1915 Bombay
Ambica Charan Mazumdar 1916 Lucknow
Annie Besant 1917 Calcutta
Madan Mohan Malaviya 1918 Delhi
Syed Hasan Imam 1918 Bombay (Special Session)
Motilal Nehru 1919 Amritsar
Lala Lajpat Rai 1920 Calcutta
C. Vijayaraghavachariar 1920 Nagpur (Special Session)
Hakim Ajmal Khan 1921 Ahmedabad
Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das 1922 Gaya
Mohammad Ali Jouhar 1923 Kakinada
Abul Kalam Azad 1923 Delhi (Special Session)
Mohandas Gandhi 1924 Belgaum
Sarojini Naidu 1925 Kanpur
S. Srinivasa Iyengar 1926 Gauhati
Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari 1927 Madras
Motilal Nehru 1928 Calcutta
Jawaharlal Nehru 1929 & 30 Lahore
Vallabhbhai Patel 1931 Karachi
Madan Mohan Malaviya 1932 Delhi
Nellie Sengupta 1933 Calcutta
Rajendra Prasad 1934 & 35 Bombay
Jawaharlal Nehru 1936, 1937 Lucknow, Faizpur
Subhas Chandra Bose 1938 Haripura
Subhas Chandra Bose (resigned) Rajendra Prasad replaced Bose after the session. 1939 Jabalpur
Abul Kalam Azad 1940–46 Ramgarh
J. B. Kripalani 1947
Meerut
Pattabhi Sitaraimayya 1948 & 49 Jaipur
Purushottam Das Tandon 1950 Nasik
Jawaharlal Nehru 1951 & 52, 1953, 1954 Delhi, Hyderabad, Calcutta
U. N. Dhebar 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959 Avadi, Amritsar, Indore, Gauhati, Nagpur
Indira Gandhi 1959 Delhi (Special Session)
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy 1960, 1961, 1962 & 63 Bangalore, Bhavnagar, Patna
K. Kamaraj 1964, 1965, 1966 & 67 Bhubaneswar, Durgapur, Jaipur
S. Nijalingappa 1968, 1969 Hyderabad, Faridabad
Jagjivan Ram 1970 & 71 Bombay
Shankar Dayal Sharma 1972–74 Calcutta
Devakanta Barua 1975–77 Chandigarh
Indira Gandhi 1978–83, 1983 & 84 Delhi, Calcutta
Rajiv Gandhi 1985–91 Bombay
P. V. Narasimha Rao 1992–96 Tirupati
Sitaram Kesri 1996–98 Calcutta
Sonia Gandhi 1998–2017 Calcutta
Rahul Gandhi 2017–present Delhi

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