SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-1

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    Who among the following propounded the 'Safety Valve Theory' of the foundation of Congress?

    A)  Lala Lajpat Rai   

    B)        Anand Mohan Bose

    C)  Surendra Nath Banerjee   

    D)  Bipin Chandra Pal

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [a] The concept of Safety Valve Theory says that the British had seen the political situation in the country leading to another rebellion on along the lines of the War of independence of 1857, and wished to avoid such a situation. So, they wanted to provide a platform to the people, where they could discuss their political problems. Indian National Congress was founded by a Retired Civil Servant and not by any Indian. It was said that the INC was started by Viceroy Lord Dufferin with the help of an ex Civil Servicesmember as a "Safety Valve" against the popular discontent.

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