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MOTILAL NEHRU

The Leader of the Opposition

There was no party, which could play the role of a powerful opposition in the Legislative Assembly. So it was easy for the government to get even unpopular laws passed. This should not be allowed, thought Motilal, C.R. Das and some others; they should enter the Legislative Assembly as elected members to oppose the government. This led to the formation of the Swaraj Party.

Motilal first became the Secretary and later the President of this party. He became the
Leader of the Opposition in the Central Legislative Assembly. Government had to
experience many defeats at the hands of the leader. But the Viceroy had the power to approve the bills, which were rejected by the Assembly. So the bills became laws. Therefore the opposition did not gain anything by winning. Launching the non
co-operation movement once again became inevitable.

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Motilal Nehru - A great leader of India's fight for freedom.Father of Jawaharlal Nehru
About Motilal Nehru
Introduction
Childhood In Hardship
The Wealthy Lawyer
In The Lap Of Glory
The Western Influence
His Daughter's Birthday Party
The British Emperor's Guests Of Honour
Short Temper
The Darling Son
The Son In England
In The World Of Politics
A Home Of Joy
Difference of Opinion Between Father and Son
Then Came Gandhji
The Atrocities of The British Government
Motilal's Eyes were Opened
Goodbye to Luxury
The Consequence
To The Prison
Released From The Jail
You are Here! The Leader Of The Opposition
Son In The Jail
Son Succeeds Father as President
"Don't Release Me"
The Light Goes Out
The War Trumpets Sound In Old Age
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