Who was the president of the 1916 Lucknow session?

By Ritesh|Updated : September 1st, 2022

Ambica Charan Mazumdar presided over the 1916 Lucknow session as president. Both the 1910 Conference in Calcutta and the Bengal Provincial Conference in Burdwan were presided over by him. He presided over the 31st session of the Indian National Congress in 1916, which saw the signing of the infamous Lucknow Pact between the Congress and the Muslim League and the reunion of the party's moderates and extremists.


President of Congress Lucknow Session (1916)

  • The Indian National Congress and the All India Muslim League, the moderate and extremist Congress wings, reunited for a session in Lucknow.
  • The Lucknow Pact dealt with the relationship between the Muslim and Hindu communities and the composition of the Indian government.
  • Four-fifths of the central and provincial legislatures were elected under the Lucknow Agreement.
  • It was decided that all executive boards, including the central executive board, would elect at least half of their members from among themselves.
  • These proposals were mainly incorporated in the Government of India Act 1919, except for the Central Executive Council Amendment Clause.
  • Except for Punjab and Bengal, where they reserved some space for the Hindu and Sikh minorities, the Congress agreed to offer separate electorates in provincial council elections for Muslims, as well as a weightage in their favour (above population ratios) in all provinces.


Who was the president of the 1916 Lucknow session?

Ambica Charan Mazumdar was the president of the 1916 Lucknow session. He served as the chairman of the Bengal Provincial Conference in Burdwan and the 1910 Conference in Calcutta.


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