Kolkata, Dec 28: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday paid a tribute to A.O. Hume, the founder of India National Congress party, on the occasion of its 134th foundation day.
“Homage to A.O. Hume, the founder of @INCIndia and Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee, the first President of the party on its 134th Foundation Day,” the West Bengal Chief Minister tweeted.
The INC was founded on this day in 1885 by Hume, a retired British officer and was considered one of the most prominent Indian public organisations.
The party was founded at Bombay’s Gokuldas Tejpal Sanskrit College in the presence of 72 delegates.