Who among the following was defeated by Subhash Chandra Bose in the 1939 elections of the President of Congress at the Tripuri session?

Answer: [B] Dr. Pattabhi Sitaramayya

For the 1939 elections of the President of Congress, Subhash announced his candidature knowing that he would be opposed. By this time, Nehru was on a  long holiday in Europe. When he returned in 1938, Gandhi suggested him to announce his name as  a candidate. But he declined and suggested the name of Maulana Azad. But Maulana Azad withdrew his name and then new name came up was of Dr.  Pattabhi Sitaramayya, an Andhra leader. But Subhash was not sure of his win. The result was declared  on January 29, 1939 and Subhash secured 1580 Votes. Sitaramaya got 1377 votes, thus Subhash winning by a narrow but clear margin.

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