Foundation of Congress (INC) and Controversies around it

Indian National Congress was the first pan-Indian Nationalist political platform established by Indian leaders. The foundation of Congress was an event of great significance in modern Indian history because it marked the beginning of Indian National Movement. Congress spearheaded the anti-British struggle and ultimately want India’s Independence from British rule.

The foundation of Congress has been explained differently by different Scholars. Different views and controversies have revolved around the foundation of Congress. The character of Congress has been a matter of serious debate for long time.

The major controversies around foundation of Indian National Congress are as follow:

  1. Was Congress a Brain-Child of Lord Dufferin?
  2. Controversy of Safety-valve theory.

However, a closer examination demystifies all these controversies.

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