Talk:Indian general election, 1934

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Seat totals[edit]

We have two reliable sources here providing contradicting information on results.

The Times gives Congress 44 seats and the Nationalist Party 9. It notes a further 41 seats are appointed, 9 are reserved for Europeans, 11 for special interests and 31 for Muslims, and states the total number of seats as 146, leaving only one seat unaccounted for.

The Indian Express states that the People's (Leading Separationist) Party won 3 seats.

Which source is right here? Does the Express give totals for the entire Parliament anywhere? Number 57 20:18, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Is there a link to the The Times article? --Salilb (talk) 08:21, 7 August 2013 (UTC)
Unfortunately not - I have access to it through my local library subscription. I can take a screenshot if you really need it, but it says exactly what I detailed above. The People's Party isn't mentioned at all. Number 57 08:38, 7 August 2013 (UTC)
This is a much better source: http://dsal.uchicago.edu/reference/schwartzberg/fullscreen.html?object=110 --Salilb (talk) 15:28, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

Very interesting. I notice that it excludes the 1937 national elections - did these not take place? Number 57 16:06, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

The Government of India Act, 1935 proposed a new composition for the legislatures of an all-India federeation which would include members from provinces and princely states. But the princely states were reluctant and the federation never came into being. The 1945 elections continued under the 1919 pattern. --Salilb (talk) 19:40, 7 August 2013 (UTC)
Cool, thanks. I will remove the 1937 elections from the template. Number 57 19:54, 7 August 2013 (UTC)