|Consider the following statements about Indian Council Acts, 1909 (also called Morley Minto reforms):|
|1. It provided separate electorates for Muslims, Sikhs, Indian Christians and Anglo-Indians.|
|2. It introduced direct elections in the country for the first time. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?|
A) 1 only
B) 2 only
C) Both 1 and 2
D) neither 1 nor 2
Correct Answer: D
Solution :[d] Neither 1 nor 2. Both are features of the Government of India Act, 1919 also called Mont Ford reforms. 1909 Act introduced separate electorates only for Muslims. This was extended by the 1919 act to Sikhs, Indian Christians, Europeans and Anglo-Indians. GOI 1919 Act introduced direct elections in the country for the first time.
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