Prelims 234

Consider the following statements regarding the important Congress Sessions:
1. George Yule became the first English President at Allahabad Session in 1888.
2. Badruddin Tyabji became the 1st Muslim President at Madras Session in 1887.
3. Annie Besant became the 1st women President at Calcutta Session in 1917.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
A.
1 only
B.
1 and 3
C.
2 and 3
D.
1, 2 and 3
Explanation :
George Yule served as the fourth President of the Indian National Congress in 1888 at Allahabad, the first non-Indian to hold that office. BadruddinTyabji served as the third President of the Indian National Congress. He was the first Muslim to become the President of Indian National Congress in 1887 at Madras. Annie Besant, became the first woman President of the Indian National Congress to head the Calcutta session of Indian National Congress in 1917 whereas, Sarojini Naidu was the first Indian woman president. Hence all the statements are correct.

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