President of Indian National Congress at the time of Independence was?

(A) Mahatma Gandhi
(B) Jawaharlal Nehru
(C) J.B. Kriplani
(D) Dr. Rajendra Prasad

Correct Answer : J.B. Kriplani
Question Asked : Uttarakhand PCS (Pre) 2010, (Mains) 2006
Explanation : J.B. Kripalani was the President of Indian National Congress at the time of Independence. Acharya (scholar) Jiwantram Bhagwandas Kripalani was a Gandhian Socialist, environmentalist, mystic and freedom fighter, noted for his incorruptibility and determination. Kripalani joined the All India Congress Committee and became its general secretary in 1928-29. Kripalani was prominently involved over a decade in top Congress party affairs and the organization of the Salt Satyagraha and the Quit India Movement. Kripalani served in the interim Government of India (1946-1947) and the Constituent Assembly of India.
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