Congress Karma Parishad

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The Congress Karma Parishad ('Congress Action Association') was a political party in Chandernagore, French India. The Congress Karma Parishad was linked to the Indian National Congress.[1] It was supported by Congress Party politicians from West Bengal. The party supported integration of Chandernagore with the Indian Union.[2] Sachin Modak was the secretary of the Congress Karma Parishad.[3]

The Congress Karma Parishad won a landslide victory in the August 1948 municipal polls in Chandernagore, capturing 22 out of the 24 seats in the municipal council.[4] The main competitor of the Congress Karma Parishad in the elections, the communists (contesting as the National Democratic Front) were in a weakened position as the Communist Party of India had been banned.[5] During the election campaign the Congress Karma Parishad was supported by the provisional Administrative Council (the governing body of the municipality).[6] After the election, Deben Das became the president of the municipal council of Chandernagore.[7] The Congress Karma Parishad passed a resolution calling for immediate integration of Chandernagore with the Indian Union without any plebiscite.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Revue politique et parlementaire, Volumes 197-200. Paris: A. Colin, 1949. p. 74
  2. ^ Chatterjee, Ramananda. The Modern Review, Volume 95. Calcutta, India: The Modern Review Office, 1954. p. 38
  3. ^ Neogy, Ajit K. Decolonization of French India: Liberation Movement and Indo-French Relations, 1947-1954. Pondichéry: Institut français de Pondichéry, 1997. p. 88
  4. ^ Rajan, Mannaraswamighala Sreeranga. India's foreign Relations during the Nehru era. 1977. p. 170
  5. ^ Neogy, Ajit K. Decolonization of French India: Liberation Movement and Indo-French Relations, 1947-1954. Pondichéry: Institut français de Pondichéry, 1997. p. 96
  6. ^ Mathew, Kuzhippalli Skaria. French in India and Indian Nationalism: (1700 A.D. - 1963 A.D.) 2. Delhi: B.R. Publ. Corp, 1999. p. 561
  7. ^ Neogy, Ajit K. Decolonization of French India: Liberation Movement and Indo-French Relations, 1947-1954. Pondichéry: Institut français de Pondichéry, 1997. p. 96
  8. ^ Rahman, S. A. The Beautiful India. Pondicherry. New Delhi: Reference Press, 2006. p. 117