President of the Indian National Congress


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The President of the All India Congress Committee, and therefore of the Indian National Congress Party (INC) as a whole, is known as the Congress President.

History

Traditionally, the post rotated between prominent members of the party, successive terms for the same person being frowned upon. During Nehru's premiership, he rarely held the Presidency of INC, even though he was always head of the Legislative Party.

Indira Gandhi however, institutionalised the practice of having the same person as the President as the Prime Minister after the first Congress split of 1969. Her son Rajiv Gandhi continued that practice. He was the INC President and the Prime Minister.

Narasimha Rao, too held both the Congress President and the Prime Minister's post. Sitaram Kesri held the post after INC was voted out. But as the INC never returned to power under his leadership, he didn't hold the two posts together.

In 2004, when the INC was voted back Dr Manmohan Singh became the first INC Prime Minister, not to be the INC President since the practice began. Sonia Gandhi is the current Congress President, but not Prime Minister.

List of presidents of the party

Name of President Life Span Year of Presidency Place of Conference
Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee December 29, 1844–1906 1885 Bombay
Dadabhai Naoroji Dadabhai Naoroji, 1892.jpg September 4, 1825–1917 1886 Calcutta
Badaruddin Taiyabji October 10, 1844–1906 1887 Madras
George Yule 1829–1892 1888 Allahabad
Sir William Wedderburn 1838–1918 1889 Bombay
Sir Pherozeshah Mehta Pherozeshah mehta.jpg August 4, 1845–1915 1890 Calcutta
Anandacharlu August 1843- 1908 1891 Nagpur
Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee December 29, 1844–1906 1892 Allahabad
Dadabhai Naoroji Dadabhai Naoroji, 1892.jpg September 4, 1848–1925 1893 Lahore
Alfred Webb 1834–1908 1894 Madras
Surendranath Banerjee B 0110A.jpg November 10, 1848–1925 1895 Poona
Rahimtulla M. Sayani April 5, 1847–1902 1896 Calcutta
Sir C. Sankaran Nair SirChetturSankaranNair.jpg July 11, 1857–1934 1897 Amraoti
Anandamohan Bose AnandaMohanBose.JPG September 23, 1847–1906 1898 Madras
Romesh Chunder Dutt Romesh Chunder Dutt.jpg August 13, 1848–1909 1899 Lucknow
Sir Narayan Ganesh Chandavarkar NGChandavarkar.jpeg December 2, 1855–1923 1900 Lahore
Sir Dinshaw Edulji Wacha August 2, 1844–1936 1901 Calcutta
Surendranath Banerjee B 0110A.jpg November 10, 1825–1917 1902 Ahmedabad
Lalmohan Ghosh 1848–1909 1903 Madras
Sir Henry Cotton 1845–1915 1904 Bombay
Gopal Krishna Gokhale Gopal krishan gokhale.jpg May 9, 1866–1915 1905 Benares
Dadabhai Naoroji Dadabhai Naoroji, 1892.jpg September 4, 1825–1917 1906 Calcutta
Rashbihari Ghosh December 23, 1845–1921 1907 Surat
Rashbihari Ghosh December 23, 1845–1921 1908 Madras
Madan Mohan Malaviya Madan Mohan Malaviya.png December 25, 1861–1946 1909 Lahore
Sir William Wedderburn 1838–1918 1910 Allahabad
Pandit Bishan Narayan Dar 1864–1916 1911 Calcutta
Raghunath Narasinha Mudholkar 1857–1921 1912 Bankipur
Nawab Syed Muhammad Bahadur  ?- 1919 1913 Karachi
Bhupendra Nath Bose BhupendraNathBose.jpg 1859–1924 1914 Madras
Lord Satyendra Prasanna Sinha March 1863- 1928 1915 Bombay
Ambica Charan Mazumdar 1916muzumdar.jpg 1850–1922 1916 Lucknow
Annie Besant Annie Besant.png October 1, 1847–1933 1917 Calcutta
Madan Mohan Malaviya Madan Mohan Malaviya.png December 25, 1861–1946 1918 Delhi
Syed Hasan Imam August 31, 1871–1933 1918 Bombay (Special Session)
Pandit Motilal Nehru Motilal nehru.jpg May 6, 1861- February 6, 1931 1919 Amritsar
Lala Lajpat Rai Lala lajpat Rai.jpg January 28, 1865- November 17, 1928 1920 Calcutta (Special Session)
C. Vijayaraghavachariar 1852- April 19, 1944 1920 Nagpur
Hakim Ajmal Khan 1921ajmalkhan.jpg 1863- December 29, 1927 1921 Ahmedabad
Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das Chittaranjan Das.JPG November 5, 1870- June 16, 1925 1922 Gaya
Maulana Mohammad Ali December 10, 1878- January 4, 1931 1923 Kakinada
Abul Kalam Azad Maulana azad.jpg 1888- February 22, 1958 1923 Delhi (Special Session)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi MKGandhi.jpg October 2, 1869- January 30, 1948 1924 Belgaum
Sarojini Naidu February 13, 1879- March 2, 1949 1925 Kanpur
S. Srinivasa Iyengar S. Srinivasa Iyengar.jpg September 11, 1874- May 19, 1941 1926 Gauhati
Dr. M A Ansari December 25, 1880- May 10, 1936 1927 Madras
Pandit Motilal Nehru Motilal nehru.jpg May 6, 1861- February 6, 1931 1928 Calcutta
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Bundesarchiv Bild 183-61849-0001, Indien, Otto Grotewohl bei Ministerpräsident Nehru cropped.jpg November 14, 1889- May 27, 1964 1929 & 30 Lahore
Vallabhbhai Patel Sardar patel.jpg October 31, 1875- December 15, 1950 1931 Karachi
Madan Mohan Malaviya Madan Mohan Malaviya.png December 25, 1861–1946 1932 Delhi
Madan Mohan Malaviya Madan Mohan Malaviya.png December 25, 1861–1946 1933 Calcutta
Nellie Sengupta 1886–1973 1933 Calcutta
Dr. Rajendra Prasad December 3, 1884- February 28, 1963 1934 & 35 Bombay
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Bundesarchiv Bild 183-61849-0001, Indien, Otto Grotewohl bei Ministerpräsident Nehru cropped.jpg November 14, 1889- May 27, 1964 1936 Lucknow
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Bundesarchiv Bild 183-61849-0001, Indien, Otto Grotewohl bei Ministerpräsident Nehru cropped.jpg November 14, 1889- May 27, 1964 1936& 37 Faizpur
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Subhas Bose.jpg January 23, 1897- ??? 1938 Haripura
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Subhas Bose.jpg January 23, 1897- ??? 1939 Tripuri
Abul Kalam Azad Maulana azad.jpg 1888- February 22, 1958 1940-46 Ramgarh
Acharya J.B. Kripalani 1888- March 19, 1982 1947 Delhi
Dr Pattabhi Sitaraimayya Pattabhi Sitaramayya 1948.jpg December 24, 1880- December 17, 1959 1948 & 49 Jaipur
Purushottam Das Tandon August 1, 1882- July 1, 1961 1950 Nasik
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Bundesarchiv Bild 183-61849-0001, Indien, Otto Grotewohl bei Ministerpräsident Nehru cropped.jpg November 14, 1889- May 27, 1964 1951 & 52 Delhi
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Bundesarchiv Bild 183-61849-0001, Indien, Otto Grotewohl bei Ministerpräsident Nehru cropped.jpg November 14, 1889- May 27, 1964 1953 Hyderabad
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Bundesarchiv Bild 183-61849-0001, Indien, Otto Grotewohl bei Ministerpräsident Nehru cropped.jpg November 14, 1889- May 27, 1964 1954 Calcutta
U. N. Dhebar September 21, 1905–1977 1955 Avadi
U. N. Dhebar September 21, 1905–1977 1956 Amritsar
U. N. Dhebar September 21, 1905–1977 1957 Indore
U. N. Dhebar September 21, 1905–1977 1958 Gauhati
U. N. Dhebar September 21, 1905–1977 1959 Nagpur
Indira Gandhi Indira2.jpg November 19, 1917- October 31, 1984 1959 Delhi
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy NeelamSanjeevaReddy.jpg May 19, 1913- June 1, 1996 1960 Bangalore
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy NeelamSanjeevaReddy.jpg May 19, 1913- June 1, 1996 1961 Bhavnagar
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy NeelamSanjeevaReddy.jpg May 19, 1913- June 1, 1996 1962 & 63 Patna
K. Kamaraj Kamarajar.jpg July 15, 1903- October 2, 1975 1964 Bhubaneswar
K. Kamaraj Kamarajar.jpg July 15, 1903- October 2, 1975 1965 Durgapur
K. Kamaraj Kamarajar.jpg July 15, 1903- October 2, 1975 1966 & 67 Jaipur
S. Nijalingappa Nijulingappa.jpg December 10, 1902- August 9, 2000 1968 Hyderabad
S. Nijalingappa Nijulingappa.jpg December 10, 1902- August 9, 2000 1969 Faridabad
Jagjivan Ram April 5, 1908- July 6, 1986 1970 & 71 Bombay
Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma Shankar Dayal Sharma 36.jpg August 19, 1918- December 26, 1999 1972- 74 Calcutta
Dev Kant Baruah February 22, 1914–1996 1975- 77 Chandigarh
Indira Gandhi Indira2.jpg November 19, 1917- October 31, 1984 1978- 83 Delhi
Indira Gandhi Indira2.jpg November 19, 1917- October 31, 1984 1983 -84 Calcutta
Rajiv Gandhi Rajiv Gandhi Lakhina.jpg August 20, 1944- May 21, 1991 1985 -91 Bombay
P. V. Narasimha Rao Narasimha Rao.JPG June 28, 1921- December 23, 2004 1992 -96 Tirupati
Sitaram Kesri November 1919- October 24, 2000 1997 -98 Calcutta
Sonia Gandhi Gandhisonia05052007.jpg December 9, 1946- 1998–present(2010) Calcutta

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