Which of the following notable Britishers made the statement - 'A safety valve for the escape of great and growing forces generated by our own actions was urgently needed', was Indian National Congress - in British India?

Options :
  1. Lord Ripon
  2. Annie Besant
  3. A.O. Hume
  4. Lord Curzon
Answer and Explanation :-

Answer: Option 3


Annie Besant was the founder of the Indian National Congress in 1885 & became the first woman president in 1917 in Calcutta session. Though she was British but she started the Home Rule Movement in Pre-Independent India to attain self rule for India. Annie Besant started the Home Rule Movement in 1916 in the pre-independent India.But thorough research & other justified evidences proved that A.O. Hume & not Annie Besant made the statement.

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