Q: 36 (NDA-I/2013)

Consider the following statement: No Indian could have started the Indian National Congress ... if the founder of the Congress had not been a great Englishman and a distinguished ex-official, such was the distrust of political agitation in those days that the authority would have at once found some way or the other to suppress the movement. Who among the following gave the statement on the establishment of Indian National Congress?
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History
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