Consider the following statements
- The first woman President of the Indian National Congress was Sarojini Naidu.
- The first Muslim President of the Indian National Congress was Badruddin Tyabji.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2015 Prelims]
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
- Statement 1 is incorrect as Sarojini Naidu was the first Indian woman to become President of INC in 1925, while Annie Besant was the first woman President of INC.
- Statement 2 is correct as Badruddin Tyabji was the first Muslim President of the 3rd session of Indian National Congress held at Madras in 1887.
Therefore, option (b) is the correct answer.