Motilal Nehru

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Nehru, Motilal


Born May 6, 1861, in Agra; died Feb. 6, 1931, in Lucknow. Prominent figure in the Indian national liberation movement and a leader of the Indian National Congress. A prominent lawyer; father of Jawaharlal Nehru.

In 1919 and 1928, Motilal Nehru was elected president of the Congress. In 1923 he was one of the founders of the Swaraj (Freedom) Party, which he helped lead as an arm of the Congress. Nehru drafted a constitution in 1928 that proposed dominion status for India. He was highly sympathetic to the USSR, which he visited in 1927, and drew attention to the need to apply Soviet experience in developing the economy and culture of India after its liberation.

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Tenders are invited for Providing and display of colourful ornamental and ground cover plants Supply Repair Landscape and Beautification of garden feature at 7, krishna menon marg & 9, Motilal Nehru marg under Sub Division No.
The extremists within the INC hit back and a committee (1928) headed by Motilal Nehru, with his son Jawaharlal as secretary, rejected 'separate electorates' and residual powers for the Centre, seeking instead a more powerful federal structure.
On Saturday, fun games and a cricket match will be organised at the Motilal Nehru Stadium in which the families of the officers will also participate.
The Nehru-Gandhi dynasty has been a part of modern Indian politics since the late 19th century with Motilal Nehru and has reached its fifth generation with Rahul Gandhi, now the president of Indian National Congress Party.
The first time Jawaharlal Nehru became president, his immediate predecessor was his own father Motilal Nehru.
Rahul succeeding Sonia Gandhi will only be the second instance of a Nehru-Gandhi family member succeeding an outgoing party president from the family as Jawahar Lal Nehru had taken over the Congress presidency in 1929 from the then outgoing party chief Motilal Nehru.
The colleges include some of the most sought- after institutions such as Shri Ram College of Commerce, Hindu College, Hansraj College and Kirori Mal College on the university campus besides Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Kamala Nehru College, Ramjas College, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College ( evening), Motilal Nehru college, Deshbandhu College, Rajdhani College, Swami Shraddhanand
Residents of Motilal Nehru Nagar, they belong to low-income families that live near the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC).
Shahu Maharaj even set up a radical political party to oppose thr orthodoxy of Congress then led by people like Tilak and Motilal Nehru and introduced affirmative action in his administration, employing Dr Ambedkar among others - his example influenced Ambedkar in later years to write reservations into the Constitution because by then he had realised that Hinduism was not designed for liberty, fraternity and equality and hence he also wrote those values into the Preamble of the Indian Constitution.
xviii), beginning with the life and times of her maternal grandfather, Motilal Nehru.
against Motilal Nehru on the grounds that the latter ate beef.