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|Founder||Madan Mohan Malaviya & Madhav Shrihari Aney|
|Split from||Indian National Congress|
|ECI Status||Dissolved Party|
The Communal Award was announced in 1932 to grant separate electorates to minority communities in Indian legislatures. In protest against the Communal Award, Malaviya and Aney split away from the Indian National Congress and started the Congress Nationalist Party. The party contested the 1934 elections to the central legislature and won 12 seats. The Congress and the Nationalists together formed the majority in the Central Legislative Assembly. By 1941, it was the main opposition party in the assembly.
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