SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-5

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    The first session of the Indian National Congress was shifted from Poona to Bombay almost at the eleventh hour because

    A)  The leaders of Bombay Presidency Association were against holding the first meeting of the Congress at Poona.

    B)  The Bombay Governor agreed to AO Hume's proposal to act as first President of the Congress.

    C)  Bombay as the Capital of the Presidency would help the conference attract more attention if it was held there.

    D)  An outbreak of cholera in Poona forced the organisers of the first session of the Congress to shift its venue from

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] The first meeting was scheduled to be held in Poona, but due to a cholera outbreak there it was shifted to Bombay. The first session was held from 28-31 December 1885, and was attended by 72 delegates.

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