A hundred years ago September 3, 1918. Archives

From the Archives (Sept. 3, 1918): The Franchise Committees.

Mr. C.R. Das then moved that so far as the question of determining the franchise and the constituencies and the composition of the Legislative Assemblies is concerned, this Congress is of opinion that instead of being left to be dealt with by committees, it should be decided by the House of Commons and be incorporated in the statute to be framed for the constitution of the Indian Government. In the alternative, if a committee is appointed for the purpose the two non-official members of the committee should be elected, one by the All-India Congress Committee and the other by the Council of the Moslem League while the co-opted non-official member for each province should be elected by the Provincial Congress Committee of that province. Sir B. Chakravarty seconded. Pundit Malaviya opposed the first part of the resolution on the ground of the House of Commons having a large amount of other pressing business to attend to.

Mr. Das having replied, the resolution was passed.

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