1923 Indian general election

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105 of the 145 seats in the Central Legislative Assembly
73 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Leader Motilal Nehru H. N. Kunzru
Party SP ILP
Seats won 38 27

General elections were held in British India in November 1923 for both the Central Legislative Assembly and Provincial Assemblies. The Central Legislative Assembly had 145 seats, of which 105 were elected by the public.[1][2]

The Assembly was opened on 21 January 1924 by Viceroy Lord Reading.[3]

Results

Legislative Assembly

PartySeats
Swaraj Party38
Indian Liberal Party27
Loyalists6
Brahmins3
Gurdwara Sikhs2
Liberals2
Unknown allegiance20
Independents7
Appointed members40
Total145
Source: The Times[4]

Provincial Assemblies

Results in provincial assemblies
Province Anti-Ministerialists Justice Party Swaraj Party Others Independents Appointed Unfilled seats[a] Total
Assam 14 39 0 53
Bengal 49 87 3 139
Bihar and Orissa 12 82 9 103
Central Provinces 50 19 0 69
Bombay 32 72 7 111
Madras 37 44 11 6 0 28 0 127
Punjab 28 65 0 93
United Provinces 38 84 1 123
Source: The Times,[5] Saroja Sundararajan[6]

a Seats that were unfilled as of 1 January 1924

Members of Central Legislative Assembly

[2][7][8][9][10][11]

Officials

Nominated Non-Officials

Elected Non-Officials

References

  1. ^ "Indian Election Results. Strength of Extremists", The Times, 15 December 1923, p11, Issue 43525
  2. ^ a b Alam, Jawaid (January 2004). Government and Politics in Colonial Bihar, 1921–1937. p. 118. ISBN 9788170999799.
  3. ^ Rushbrook Williams, L. F. India in 1923 1924. p. 273.
  4. ^ "Indian Legislative Assembly: Balance Of Parties", The Times, 8 January 1924, p6, Issue 43543
  5. ^ "Indian Election Results: Strength Of The Swaraj Party", The Times, 1 January 1924, p11, Issue 43537
  6. ^ Saroja Sundararajan (1989). March to freedom in Madras Presidency, 1916–1947. Madras : Lalitha Publications. pp. 334–339.
  7. ^ East India. 1922. p. 11. OL 22879068M.
  8. ^ India's Parliament Selections from the proceedings of the second session of the Legislative Assembly and the Council of State. Director, Central Bureau of Information, Gov't of India. 1921. OL 24188384M.
  9. ^ Mayo, Katherine (2000). Mother India. ISBN 9780472067152.
  10. ^ Kumar, Ravindra (1995). Selected Works of Vithalbhai J. Patel: 1924. ISBN 9788170994190.
  11. ^ The Indian Year Book. Bennett, Coleman & Company. 1924.