Courtesy Reuters

THE Indian Legislature is composed of the Governor-General and the two Chambers -- the Council of State and the Legislative Assembly -- on the analogy of the King, Lords and Commons of the United Kingdom. It was set up by the Government of India Act, 1919, which, in its turn, was the legislative expression of the well-known pledge given by the Secretary of State for India in the House of Commons on August 20, 1917, in the following words:

"The policy of His Majesty's Government with which the Government of India are in complete accord is that of the increasing association of Indians

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