ELECTORAL POLITICS IN COLONIAL PUNJAB: THE UNIONIST PARTY IN THE ELECTIONS OF 1936-1937

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  • MUHAMMAD IRFAN HASAN

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The Unionist Party was in a dominant position in the 1936-1937 elections in the Punjab. Conventional political and religious parties like Majlis-i-Ahrar-i-Islam, Khaksar Tehrik, Hindu Mahasabha, and Akali Dal had dominated the political developments in the province. Unionist Party emerged in 1923 on the political landscape of Punjab at Lahore. It was established ostensibly to have a secular character with pledges to safeguard the interest of the Punjabi communities. The party professed an agriculture ethos, making it effective and influential in the native community. It promised in its election manifesto for the development of rural areas and uplift the deteriorating conditions of the common masses. The Unionist Party’s top organizers were Sir Sikandar Hayat Khan, Sir Fazl-i-Husain and Sir Chhotu Ram.

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2021-03-06

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MUHAMMAD IRFAN HASAN. (2021). ELECTORAL POLITICS IN COLONIAL PUNJAB: THE UNIONIST PARTY IN THE ELECTIONS OF 1936-1937. Quarterly Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society, 67(3). Retrieved from http://phs.com.pk/index.php/phs/article/view/40

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