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Congress presidential polls: 'Outsiders' who led party since 1947

krishna murthy
Sitaram Kesri: Sitaram Kesri was the last non-Gandhi President of the Congress Party and he served as party chief from 1996 to 1998.
PV Narasimha Rao: Rao someone from outside the Gandhi clan, became successful in running both the government and the party between 1991 and 1996.
Dev Kant Barooah, who coined the popular slogan 'India is Indira, Indira is India' during the emergency held the Congress chief post from 1975-1977.
Shankar Dayal Sharma, held the Congress chief post from 1972 to 1974.
Jagjivan Ram During the Congress Party split in 1969, Jagjivan Ram joined the camp led by Indira Gandhi, and was elected the president of that faction of Congress.
S NijaliS Nijalingappa: Nijalingappa ruled the Congress party between 1968 to 1969.ngappa
Veteran leader K Kamaraj held the Congress president post from 1964-1967.
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy: A prominent leader from Andhra, Neelam Sanjiva Reddy was also Congress President from 1960 to 1963.
Purushottam Das Tandon: Purushottam Das Tandon became Congress President in 1949. While UN Dhebar served as Congress President till 1959.
Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya: He was the first Congress President after Independence. He held the post from 1948 to 1950.
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