Congress Nationalist Party

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Congress Nationalist Party
FounderMadan Mohan Malaviya & Madhav Shrihari Aney
Split fromIndian National Congress
Political positionRight-wing
ColoursAzure Blue
ECI StatusDissolved Party[1]
Election symbol
A tricolour flag of white, green and red with a spinning wheel in the centre
Gandhi's Flag, introduced at the Congress meeting in 1921[2]

The Congress Nationalist Party was a political party in British India. It was founded by Madan Mohan Malaviya and Madhav Shrihari Aney in 1934.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5]


  1. ^ "List of Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 18.01.2013" (PDF). India: Election Commission of India. 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  2. ^ Roy, Srirupa (August 2006). "A Symbol of Freedom: The Indian Flag and the Transformations of Nationalism, 1906–". Journal of Asian Studies. 65 (3): 504. ISSN 0021-9118. OCLC 37893507.
  3. ^ Beck, Sanderson. SOUTH ASIA 1800-1950.
  4. ^ Schwartzberg Atlas
  5. ^ "Congress Nationalist Assembly Party". The Indian Express. 9 November 1941. Retrieved 19 August 2013.