Congress—Raj Conflict and the Rise of the Muslim League in the Ministry Period, 1937–39

  title={Congress—Raj Conflict and the Rise of the Muslim League in the Ministry Period, 1937–39},
  author={Sunil Chander},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  pages={303 - 328}
  • Sunil Chander
  • Published 1 April 1987
  • Political Science
  • Modern Asian Studies
The Government of India Act of 1935 was a constitutional device meant to extend the Raj's political alliances in Indian society. The Congress Party, on the other hand, construed the Act as a new challenge to the demand for independence. The authorities discovered that the Congress ministers’ primary loyalties lay with the imperatives of the party and not with the constitutional arrangement. Concern on this account was heightened by the resurgence of ground-level Congress activism. The Congress… 
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