Bengal Legislative Council

The Bengal Legislative Council was the legislative council of British Bengal (now Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal).wikipedia
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West Bengal

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The Bengal Legislative Council was the legislative council of British Bengal (now Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal).
In 1947, the Bengal Legislative Council and the Bengal Legislative Assembly voted on the Partition of Bengal along religious lines into two separate entities: West Bengal, a state of India, and East Bengal, a province of Pakistan which later became the independent Bangladesh.

Bangladesh

People's Republic of BangladeshBangladeshiBangla Desh
The Bengal Legislative Council was the legislative council of British Bengal (now Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal).
It established the Bengal Legislative Council in 1862, and the council's native Bengali representation increased during the early 20th century.

Bengal Provincial Muslim League

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During the period of dyarchy, the council was boycotted by the Congress Party and Swaraj Party; but constitutionalists in the Bengal Provincial Muslim League continued to be active members.
The party played an important role in the Bengal Legislative Council and in the Bengal Legislative Assembly, where two of the Prime Ministers of Bengal were from the party.

Bengal Legislative Assembly

The assembly was the culmination of legislative development in Bengal which started in 1861 with the Bengal Legislative Council.

Legislative Council of Eastern Bengal and Assam

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Between 1905 and 1912, the council's geographical coverage was divided and partly delegated to the Eastern Bengal and Assam Legislative Council.

East Pakistan Provincial Assembly

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Legislative council

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The Bengal Legislative Council was the legislative council of British Bengal (now Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal).

Upper house

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After reforms were adopted in 1937, it served as the upper chamber of the Bengali legislature until the partition of British India.

Partition of India

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After reforms were adopted in 1937, it served as the upper chamber of the Bengali legislature until the partition of British India.

Indian Councils Act 1861

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The council was established under the Indian Councils Act 1861.

Indian Councils Act 1892

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Under the Indian Councils Act 1892 and Indian Councils Act 1909, representatives of municipalities, district boards, city corporations, universities, ports, plantations, zamindars, Muslim electorates and chambers of commerce were inducted.

Indian Councils Act 1909

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Under the Indian Councils Act 1892 and Indian Councils Act 1909, representatives of municipalities, district boards, city corporations, universities, ports, plantations, zamindars, Muslim electorates and chambers of commerce were inducted.

List of governors of Bengal

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It was delegated "transferred subjects" of education, public health, local government, agriculture and public works; while the "reserved subjects" of finance, police, land revenue, law, justice and labour remained with the Executive Council headed by the Governor of Bengal.

Diarchy

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During the period of dyarchy, the council was boycotted by the Congress Party and Swaraj Party; but constitutionalists in the Bengal Provincial Muslim League continued to be active members.

Indian National Congress

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During the period of dyarchy, the council was boycotted by the Congress Party and Swaraj Party; but constitutionalists in the Bengal Provincial Muslim League continued to be active members.

Swaraj Party

Swarajya PartySwarajistsIndian nationalists
During the period of dyarchy, the council was boycotted by the Congress Party and Swaraj Party; but constitutionalists in the Bengal Provincial Muslim League continued to be active members.

Government of India Act 1935

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Under the Government of India Act, 1935, the council became the upper chamber of the legislature of Bengal.

Anglo-Indian

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The members included four government officials, four non-government Anglo-Indians and four Bengali gentlemen.

British Indian Association

British India SocietyLandholders' SocietyBritish India Association
From 1862 to 1893, 123 persons were nominated to the council, of whom only 49 were native Indian members, 35 were members of the British Indian Association and 26 were aristocrats.

Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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Under the Act of 1892, the Lieutenant Governor could nominate 7 members on the recommendation of the Bengal Chamber of Commerce, municipalities, district councils, the University of Calcutta and the Corporation of Calcutta.

Municipality

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Under the Act of 1892, the Lieutenant Governor could nominate 7 members on the recommendation of the Bengal Chamber of Commerce, municipalities, district councils, the University of Calcutta and the Corporation of Calcutta.

District Councils of India

Zilla ParishadZillaZila Parishad
Under the Act of 1892, the Lieutenant Governor could nominate 7 members on the recommendation of the Bengal Chamber of Commerce, municipalities, district councils, the University of Calcutta and the Corporation of Calcutta.

University of Calcutta

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Under the Act of 1892, the Lieutenant Governor could nominate 7 members on the recommendation of the Bengal Chamber of Commerce, municipalities, district councils, the University of Calcutta and the Corporation of Calcutta.

Port of Chittagong

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The Port of Chittagong, the Port of Calcutta, the jute industry, the tea

Port of Kolkata

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The Port of Chittagong, the Port of Calcutta, the jute industry, the tea