Indian National Congress - INC Timeline
  • 11 Dec 26, 1904

    Bombay Session, 1904

    At its Bombay Session, the Congress protested the violation of rules by Lord Curzon as he used revenues from India for his forward policy in Tibet. The Congress also recorded its emphatic protest against the Curzon administration'€™s proposal to divide Bengal, a province which was at the forefront of the anti-British struggle.

  • 9 Dec 27, 1899

    Drain of Wealth

    At its fifteenth session in Lucknow in 1899, the Congress demanded that the British government put a stop to the '€˜drain of wealth'€™ from India to England that had been taking place as a result of colonial rule. By raising this matter, the Congress attacked a concept that formed the very basis of colonialism. It is no coincidence that the Congress raised this under the presidentship of R.C. Dutt, who along with Dadabhai Naoroji, had been consistently criticising the British for the drain of wealth.

  • 7 Dec 28, 1896

    Resolution Blaming the British for Famine

    Under the leadership of Rahimatulla M Sayani, the Congress at its Calcutta Session, passed a resolution blaming the British for the famine that had devastated many parts of India. They condemned the provisions of the existing famine code as being '€œinadequate'€ and attacked the government for the manner in which it was blocking private relief.

  • 10 Dec 26, 1901

    Mahatma Gandhi appears on the Congress Platform

    The 1901 Calcutta Session was the first time Mahatma Gandhi appeared on the Congress platform. Then a lawyer based in South Africa, Gandhi ji urged the Congress to support the struggle against racial discrimination and exploitation in the country.

  • 8 Dec 27, 1897

    Congress slams Tilak's arrest

    The shadow of Bal Gangadhar Tilak arrest on charges of sedition, loomed large over the Amraoti Session. Surendranath Banerjea made full use of his brilliant oratorical skills while voicing his solidarity with Tilak. "For Mr. Tilak, my heart is full of sympathy, my feelings go forth to him in his prison house. A Nation is in tears,'€ he said.