. The founder of the Indian National Congress was
A: A.O. Huem
B: Dadabhai Naoroji
C: Ferozeshah Mehta
D: W.C. Bannerjee
- In 1885, a movement and political party called for more Indian participation in governance. Until World War I, its membership was mostly middle-class, and its expectations were modest.
- After being a fellow of the University of Calcutta since 1870, he issued an open letter to Calcutta University graduates in 1883, urging them to start their own national political movement.
- The first session of the Indian National Congress was held in Bombay in 1885 as a result of this.
- On the suggestion of retired Civil Service official Allan Octavian Hume, the Indian National Congress held its first session in Bombay from December 28 to December 31, 1885.
- In an open letter to graduates of the University of Calcutta in 1883, Hume presented his notion for a group representing Indian interests.
Final Answer :
The Correct Answer is A.O. Huem (i.e) Option A.